The Reluctant Fundamentalist - 2012 - 6/10
You’re riding high in April, shot down in May.
Financial whiz, Changez, fresh outta college, nabs a highly lucrative job in a Wall Street capitalization firm.
He is mentored by Keef Sutherland, and starts banging the boss’s niece. On the jet express to the corner suite.
After 9/11, everything changes. As a Pakistani, he is perceived as a potential terrorist.
Great character study of the pawn in a no-win situation, who reinvents himself, and attracts the beady eye of government ops.
Great acting all around, with gray area plot (as in, you find your sympathies shifting around).