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Athena’s ending explained – what happened with Idir?

September 26, 2022

This article is about the Netflix movie Athena (2022) ending and will contain spoilers.

Athena is a netflix film telling a story based in France about the death of a young boy which sparks a conflict in the city. His three older brothers are all separated into different communities after his death because they have their views on who killed him and why. Two of the three brothers communicate with each other, while one, Abdel, wanted to open an investigation.

Netflix movie Athena ending explained

There are a lot of moving parts in Athena and each brother has a different way of handling the situation. However, once they are together, their difference in approach causes conflict between them. Karim, who is a rebel, wants to gain some weight with the police. He captures one and in return they want the cops who killed his brother Idir. As the crowd chases Abdel, he asks for protection from his other brother Moktar, who is hiding himself in part of Athena’s domain. The brothers have different suggestions to get out of this predicament and get justice for their younger brother. Moktar thinks that if they kill the captured policeman, it would send them a message. Instead, Abdel suggests that they offer the policeman as a sign of surrender, thus receiving a pardon and he can escape. After Karim’s death, Moktar proposes that they escape together. In such anger that his brother is so heartless, he defeats him and changes sides to join the rebels. Abdel begins questioning the police and anyone he can get his hands on as he becomes frantic. At the end of the film, of Athena Director Romain Gavras ends up showing what happened to Idir in the first place. Idir is beaten and left for dead. Those who did ended up taking off their police uniforms as the flames scorched everything. They had markings on their necks with the symbol of a cross inside a circle. It became more than a hit and became a more personal story about religious beliefs.

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