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Caliphate

A psychological thriller that provides insight on what drove so many young people to ISIS.

Drama, Thriller, War & Politics

best
THE VERY BEST

8.9

show

Sweden

Arabic, English, Swedish

Binge-Worthy

2020

Ala Riani, Albin Grenholm, Aliette Opheim

45 min

Synopsis

Our Take

8.9
Staff

A Swedish production that went global on Netflix, Caliphate is an addictive thriller about two groups of young people in the Scandinavian country: one already radicalized and fighting in Syria, and the other still in high-school and on the path to radicalization. An anti-terrorism officer with a questionable past is put in contact with a woman who traveled to Syria and wants to return to Sweden. In exchange, this woman offers information about an impending attack in Europe. Caliphate is a fascinating watch! Thrilling, well-acted, and nuanced, it looks past cheap stereotypes to offer genuine insight into the psychology and seduction used for turning young people into terrorists.

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