Profile Movie

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A journalist risks her life by infiltrating militant extremist groups online.

Who's Involved:

Igor Tsay, Timur Bekmambetov, Britt Poulton, Shazad Latif, Valene Kane, Olga Kharina

Release Date:

Friday, May 14, 2021 (Limited)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Follows an undercover British journalist in her quest to bait and expose a terrorist recruiter through social media, while trying not to be sucked in by her recruiter and lured into becoming a militant extremist herself.

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A look at the Profile behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Timur Bekmambetov last directed Ben Hur and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.


Timur Bekmambetov
Olga Kharina

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Production: What we know about Profile?

Key Facts

  1. Inspired by the 2015 nonfiction bestseller In the Skin of a Jihadist by a French journalist who now has round-the-clock police protection and has changed her name to Anna Érelle.
  2. Profile premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2018, receiving rave critics’ reviews and an Audience Award, and took the same prize at SXSW later that year.
  3. The unconventional thriller plays out entirely on a computer screen in the Screenlife format, pioneered by Bekmambetov. As a producer, his big break came with his Screenlife films Unfriended, which was picked up by Universal and grossed about $65 million worldwide — on a budget of $1 million, and Debra Messing and John Cho-led Searching picked up by Sony Pictures and making $75 million on an even smaller budget.

Filming Timeline

  1. March 2021: The film was in Completed status.

Profile Release Date: When was the film released?

Profile was released in 2021 on Friday, May 14, 2021 (Limited release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including Spiral: From the Book of Saw, Above Suspicion and Finding You.

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