- In theatres15. December 2022
- Production year2022
- CountryPalestine, Germany, France, Cyprus & Qatar
- ProductionMajdal Films, Pallas Film, Still Moving & Amp Filmworks
- DirectorMaha Haj
- CastAmer Hlehel, Ashraf Farah, Anat Hadid, Samir Elias, Cynthia Saleem, Shaden Kanboura
- Age restriction16
Cannes - Un Certain Regard
Palestinian Oscar Entry
- Press KitDownload
- Social media materialDownload
- School dossierDownload
- All ImagesDownload
Waleed (40) lives in Haifa with his wife and children and dreams of a writing career while suffering from chronic depression. He develops a close relationship with his neighbor (a small-time crook) with an ulterior plot in mind. While the scheme turns into an unexpected friendship between the two men, it leads them into a journey of dark encounters.
In this humorous thriller-drama, Maha Haj draws a delicate portrait of the Palestinian existence. She takes the fictional character Waleed to extremes and thus reflects on the state of an entire society.
A delicate balance between comedy and darker drama throughout.
The Hollywood Reporter
A mixture of comedy, thriller and character study.
In Haifa, an unlikely friendship between two neighbours is the basis of a new exploration of masculinity and mental illness.
A black comedy full of surprises.