Rattle The Cage (Zinzana) has had its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest in Teaxs.
The Majid Al Ansari film screened at the genre festival to incredible reviews from those in attendance.
Many suggested it was the best film they had seen at this year’s event, with another saying it was a film Quentin Tarantino would be proud of.
Ali Suliman was singled out for particular attention for his portrayal of Debaan, with viewers pointing to the charisma he brings to the role and how he shines in the role of the bad guy.
Other things highlighted by the audience included the way in which the film has been shot, the edge-of-your-seat action and how impressive it is for a genre film to have been produced in the UAE.
You can see a full rundown of people’s reactions to the film here
Trapped in a prison cell (“Zinzana”) in a remote police station, a man named Talal (Saleh Bakri) is tortured by visions of his beloved ex-wife and son as he waits to hear his fate. When officer Daban (Ali Suliman) from a neighboring town stops by, Talal watches as the friendly visit suddenly turns into a bloodbath. Being behind bars is now the least of Talal’s problems, as he is forced to play a madman’s game to save his family’s lives.