The true story of a French teenager rising out of the underprivileged suburbs through love, education and rap music. Regis is a culturally gifted boy who dreams of success for his rap band, but he must accept drug money for the sake of his project. Discovering Islam and love, he bears with the harsh loss and paybacks of delinquency, until he finds the strength to express himself through music and slam-poetry — and ultimately becomes a major artist of the French music scene.
Shot in stark black and white, May Allah Bless France! Is conspicuously indebted to the monochromatic debuts of Mathieu Kassovitz and Spike Lee. But while Malik makes several stylistic nods — to Lee in particular — his cinematic voice remains strong and distinct, matching the one that's made him an award-winning recording artist.