Arabic, German
140 minutes
In Postproduction

After being granted asylum in Germany, a renowned Arab author is not allowed to return home. Tired and embittered by his life in exile, Munir sets off in search of a place to kill himself. When he arrives on a remote island in the North Sea, Valeska, the kind older woman who takes him in, quickly realizes that he intends to commit suicide. Yet as the days go by, Munir finds himself drawn out of his depression by Valeska’s unexpected motherly care and the nature of the island, which reawaken his desires and inspire him to give life a second chance.


Writer-Director & Editor

Ameer Fakher Eldin


Georges Khabbaz, Hanna Schygulla, Ali Suliman, Sibel Kekilli, Tom Wlaschiha & Nidal Al-Ashkar


Ronald Plante

Production Design

Marie-Luise Balzer

Sound Design

Kuen-Il Song


Red Balloon Film (Germany), Microclimat Films (Canada)

In Coproduction With

Intramovies (Italy), Fresco Films (Palestine), Metafora Production (Qatar), Tabi360 (Jordanie)


MOIN Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, the Council of Europe’s Eurimages, Telefilm Canada, SODEC

Distribution (Canada)

Filmoption International


Red Sea Souk / Red Sea Film Festival