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The Stranger

Film still from THE STRANGER. An elderly man has his hands on the body of a cow.

Sun 24.04.

  • Director

    Ameer Fakher Eldin

  • Syria, Germany, Palestine, Qatar / 2021
    112 Min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Ameer Fakher Eldin in person

A Druse village in the occupied Golan Heights, close to the Syrian border. Adnan (Ashraf Barhom), a doctor without license, is in crisis. He drinks to forget his family problems and his feeling of being physically and psychologically trapped by his own fate and that of his region. His life takes a new turn as he encounters a wounded man in the Syrian war. The young man's fight and thirst for freedom gives Adnan a purpose. He decides to help him, even if this means going against the rules and expectations of the village community. Ameer Fakher Eldin's strikingly crafted debut is a powerful depiction of the oppressiveness of ongoing occupation. (pf)

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