Conflict is on the Inside.
Taking place entirely within the stifling confines of a police van during a riotous day of protest, Egyptian film Clash is not for the claustrophobic. It’s the aftermath of the 2013 army coup against Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi, and in the course of the day various pro-army demonstrators find themselves squashed together in the van with a group of MB members, their hated political foes. With two Associated Press Journalists and the odd unfortunate bystander also crammed inside, the atmosphere quickly becomes dangerously overheated. Along the way, director Mohamed Diab exploits his film’s restricted location with brio. And captures a searing snapshot of a divided nation.
Certificate 15. Runtime 98 mins. Director Mohamed Diab
Clash is available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital from Arrow Academy.