In His Shadow – Movie Review
Director: Marc Fouchard
Writer: Marc Fouchard (Screenplay)
- Kaaris (Overdrive)
- Alassane Diong (Black Tide)
- Carl Malapa (Prague)
- Assa Sylla (The Last Mercenary)
- Issaka Sawadogo (The Invader)
Plot: After the death of their father, two half-brothers find themselves on opposite sides of an escalating conflict with tragic consequences.
Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: In His Shadow starts as we meet the two half-brothers. The mild-mannered blind Adama (Diong) and the street-smart Ibrahim (Kaaris). They were raised differently as Ibrahim turned to a life of crime, all while supporting his family.
After their father’s death, the tension between the brothers escalates as Adama wants to move away from depending on Ibrahim’s support. This leaves him in the difficult position of deciding whether he wants to support his family or his own safety.
Verdict on In his Shadow
In His Shadow is an action crime thriller following the escalation battle between two half-brothers. They have lived in harmony for years, but their father dies, and everything in their lives changes. This leads to a violent battle for power in a criminal underworld.
The movie does a good job of building up the tension yet love between the half-brothers. It shows they will do anything to help each other, however, the criminal life isn’t for one of them. The movie does keep us guessing as to which direction it will go, leading to plenty of mystery. We get to dive into a criminal underworld and this shows us just how many people would be affected by the action involved. The performances are strong too, helping us believe the characters we are following.
Where to Watch: In His Shadow is available on Netflix now.
Final Thoughts – In His Shadow is an intense dive into a criminal underworld.