Randa Chahoud | Germany, UK | 2019 | drama | 108 min. | English, Arabic, German spoken | English subtitles
Five years after he left for Germany for his studies, Karim, a Syrian, has built up a stable life in Hamburg together with his Icelandic girlfriend Lily. They are expecting a baby and are looking forward to the reunion with Karim’s family, who managed to flee to Sofia. But when he hears that his older brother Yassir has stayed behind in Syria, Karim takes the naive decision to search for him amid the violence of war.
This fine feature film debut portrays the tragedy of the Syrian conflict from two sides. While Karim is becoming more involved in the struggle than he really intended, his concerned girlfriend, thousands of kilometers away from him, has to face the uncertainties of her own future.