Buenos Aires, 1994. Ahmed, a committed young Kuwaiti martyr for Islam, works as a successful surgeon. Intense and brooding, Ahmed (César Troncoso in a restrained, potent performance) works stoically through his day at the hospital. His real peace and happiness come from spending time with his loving wife and young son. However, destiny demands that he carry out an attack for Islam, and the inevitable day of his obligation arrives. Meanwhile, David (Vando Villamil in a powerful, heroic performance), a cold-blooded, embittered Mossad agent, has also been dispatched to Buenos Aires. He has memorized the name and headshot of every member of the radical jihadi organization and is waiting intently for the opportunity to exact some very personal revenge. In his feature debut, director Joel Novoa offers up a pulse-pounding political thriller, a riveting adrenaline rush of imminent violence and deeply emotional confrontations that raise larger issues about social relations. With a terse, crackling script by Fernando Butazzoni, God’s Slave pits two determined men against one another, crossing paths in the aftermath of the real-life bombings in Buenos Aries that same year against the Jewish community.
Bay Area Premiere