Profile begins while investigating the online ISIS recruitment techniques used to lure young European women into Syria as Jihadi brides. Amy Whittaker, a freelance journalist from London, creates a fake Facebook profile of a radicalized Muslim convert. When a professional ISIS recruiter contacts her online character, Amy comes across a unique opportunity to experience the process first hand as he sets his sights on her. But with every passing Skype call, Amy puts herself in grave danger as the border dissolves between her real and online Profile.
In this first clip from the Timur Bekmambetov-directed Profile, Amy is preparing for a call with a recruiter. It’s high energy and a bit chaotic. One thing is for certain, she’s entering the lion’s den.
Profile, based on the best-selling memoir, In the Skin of the Jihadist, by French journalist Anna Erelle, is making its World Premiere tomorrow (Feb 17th) at the Berlin Film Festival, in the Panorama section. Following this, the thriller will make its North American premiere at SXSW in Visions.