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A Dream of Europe

Production year: 2006 | Genres: Current Affairs
Brahim Boutaraa, and Algerian asylum seeker in Norway, hijacked a plane …
Origin country: Norway
Production company: TV2 AS (Norway)
Original title: A Dream of Europe

Brahim Boutaraa, and Algerian asylum seeker in Norway, hijacked a plane using an axe. He tried to crash the plane near an important NATO base. Had he succeeded, it would have been the first terrorist attack in the Nordic countries of this type.

But why did he do it? What is his personal story? This documentary explores his background and meets his family. His parents and siblings, still living in Algeria, were unaware of his crime and conviction until TV2 tracked them down and met them.

The film portrays an educated, middle-class man who sets off to seek his fortune in Europe. As his dreams of wealth are shattered, he turns to Islamic fundamentalism. This is a unique insight into the roots of terrorism.
 

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