Karim and Yasir, the Syrian brothers, are in danger of singing banned songs at the concert. Five years later, Karim, living happily with his girlfriend in Hamburg, finds out that his brother Yasir has disappeared from Turkey. Under the girlfriend′s permission, Karim borrows money from friend to find out where his brother is, but the journey he promised to make just three days is not going as planned. The movie features the beauty of mise en scenes using the cinemascope scenes.Director Randa CHAHOUD, who made TV series mainly, skillfully interconnects the narrative with emotion, music and landscape in the first feature. It is also a timely movie that clearly points to the oppression and violence of an organization called the Army through a young man who has been thrown into battle unintentionally. When the peaceful German landscape and the ravaged battlefield in which Karim is thrown intersected, they vividly depict the reality that the tragedy of the Middle East is eroding our daily lives beyond a piece of news that takes place far away. The inserted songs are great tools stimulating our emotions. (Mann Kim)
Randa CHAHOUD, daughter of a Syrian toxicologist and a German political scientist, was born in 1975 in Berlin. As a student of the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb) she graduated in 2006 with a diploma in film directing. Currently, Chahoud finished her screen debut DER REBELL and is working on the documentary-style, fictional crime series HIGHWAY TO HELL(AT).