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After his Sundance award-winning documentary Return to Homs, Talal Derki returned to his homeland where he gained the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses mainly on the children, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic Caliphate. Osama (13) and his brother Ayman (12) are in the center of the story. They both love and admire their father and obey his words, but while Osama seems to follow the path of Jihad, Ayman wants to go back to school. The film captures the moment when the children have to let go of their youth and are finally turned into Jihadi fighters. No matter how close the war comes - one thing they have already learned: they must not cry.


Vertriebs- / Verleihfirmen

Port au Prince Pictures GmbH [de]


Public Relation/PresseMedia Office
Ton (Postproduktion)BASIS Berlin Postproduktion GmbH
Talal Derki2018Hot Docs [ca]World Showcasenominiert
Talal Derki2018Filmfest München [de]Fritz-Gerlich-Preisgewonnen
Talal Derki2018Filmfestival Kitzbühel [at]Documentary Competitionnominiert
Talal Derki2018Krakow Film Festival [pl]FIPRESCI Jury Prizegewonnen
Talal Derki2018Human Rights Film Festival Berlin [de]nominiert
Talal Derki2018European Film Awards [eu]Best Documentarynominiert
Talal Derki2018Sundance Film Festival [us]World Cinema Documentarygewonnen
Ansgar Frerich2019Academy Awards (Oscars) [us]Documentary Featurenominiert
Ansgar Frerich2019Deutscher Filmpreis Lola in Gold [de]Bester Dokumentarfilmgewonnen
Anne Fabini2019Filmplus, Kölner Festival für Filmschnitt [de]Bild-Kunst Schnitt Preis Dokumentarfilmnominiert


ArtLandSenderDatum / ZeitAnmerkung
ErstausstrahlungDeutschlandarteDienstag, 19.11.2019 um 21:40 Uhr
KinostartDeutschlandDonnerstag, 21.03.2019