Raghdan Aziz is a young British-Indian Muslim man who has run away from an arranged marriage in England to an easier life in Sligo on the west coast of Ireland. All is going well for Raghdan until his controlling dad Amir arrives with heavy expectations in tow. He's bought the local closed meat factory as Raghdan's 21st birthday present and intends for him to transform it into a halal abattoir.
Halal Daddy presents a welcome, unfussy and positive image of a modern Ireland buoyed by an easy-going tolerance and multiculturalism. A sweet antidote to the bitterness of Brexit and associated manifestations of xenophobia that have emerged in the last years.
IRL/DE/FR 2017; 95 Min.; English with English Subtitles
Director: Conor McDermottroe;
Cast: Nikesh Patel, Colm Meany, Art Malik, Sarah Bolger, David Kross, a.o.