The Zealot

Thriller | Canada | English

Directed by

Vadim Perelman


Kodi Smit-McPhee, Djimon Hounsou


Jib Polhemus, Bradley Gallo, Michael Helfant


Bennet Fisher


Based on the Award-winning play, The Zealot is a film about privilege, paranoia, and the assumptions we make about one another. The film follows Hassan, a Somali-American airport shuttle driver in Minneapolis, who is struggling to make ends meet. When Lloyd, a stranded twentysomething at the airport, offers to pay Hassan to take him overland to Chicago, it seems worth the risk. But as the realisation grows that his passenger is not what he seems, Hassan finds he is trapped in a terrifying ride which he can’t escape from, knowing that to save himself might put countless others in danger.