Toronto Film Review: ‘The Journey’

A suicide bomber's mission is stalled amid the hubbub of a train station that's reopening in 2006 Baghdad.

Several dramas in recent years have attempted to fathom the mindset of a suicide bomber. Iraqi-Dutch director Mohamed Al-Daradji comes up with a different, emotionally accessible approach in “The Journey” by surrounding his fictive terrorist’s mission within a panoply of train-station humanity, a gambit that at times is strongly reminiscent of vintage neorealist slices of life.


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