The other side of 9/11

I subsequently read Mohsin Hamid’s 2007 novel on which the film is based and gained insight into what had made me cautious about embracing the film wholeheartedly.

Hamid’s novel is spare, delicate, a one-person narrative from Pakistani man Changez Khan (Ahmed), who tells an unidentified American listener about his experiences in America before and after 9/11.

In the film, the listener is Bobby Lincoln (Schreiber), who may or may not be a CIA operative searching for those responsible for the kidnapping of

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