Directed by Diana El Jeiroudi On Wednesday, 20 February at 8:00 pm

Feature film | Iraq, Germany | 2010 | 90’| In Arabic with English Subtitles
With: Asaad Abudel Majeed, Alaa Najem, Hattam Auda, Hayder Munather, Rawan Abdullah, Sajad Ali


A broken family under an incestuous patriarch lives uneasily within the gated courtyard of a dilapidated Baghdad house. The pregnant daughter has fallen silent, finding some protection from the patriarch’s young second wife and his preteen son. Meanwhile, hard up for money, the household must live with a sullen and imperious boarder, a contract killer. In such a house, though, it may be that freedom and safety actually lie beyond the gates.

festivals & awards

Awards and Festivals:

Official Selection, New Horizons Competition, 2010 Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Official Selection, 2011 Rotterdam International Film Festival