Brief synopsis

Gaza, today. Sixty-year-old fisherman Issa is secretly in love with Siham, a woman who works as a dressmaker at the market. Finally determined to propose, Issa discovers an ancient statue of Apollo in his fishing net, which he decides to hide at home. When Hamas discovers the existence of this mysterious treasure, troubles begin for Issa. Will he still succeed in professing his love for Siham?


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Salim DawIssa [L]
Hiam AbbassSiham [L]
Maïsa Abd ElhadiLeila [SR]
George IskandarSamir [SR]
Hitham Al OmariAli [SR]
Manal AwadManal [SR]
Offizier [SR]Joachim Kretzer


Director of photographyChristophe Graillot
1st assistant cameraJonas WacheARRI Alexa Mini, Ronin 2, Jordan + Portugal
DIT digital imaging technicianLuca Oltenau
DirectorTarzan Nasser
DirectorArab Nasser
Script supervisorJeanette DiszlerJordan
Script continuityJeanette Diszler
EditorVéronique Lange
ComposerAndre Matthias
ProducerJulia Balaeskoul NusseibehExecutive Producerin
ProducerJohannes JanckeExecutive Producer
ProducerPablo Iraola
ProducerMarie Legrand
ProducerRashid Abdelhamid
ProducerMichael Eckelt
ProducerPandora da Cunha Telles
ProducerRani Massalha
ProducerKhaled Haddad
ScreenwriterArab Nasser
ScreenwriterTarzan Nasser
Co-writerFadette Drouard
Production sound mixerTim Stephan
Boom operatorPirmin Punke

Distributing companies

Alamode Filmdistribution oHG [de]Germany (theatrical)
Dulac Distribution (formerly Sophie Dulac) [fr]France (theatrical)
MAD Solutions [eg]Arab World Rights
Karma Films [es]Spain (theatrical)


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Tarzan Nasser2020Venice Film Festival [it]Orizzonti AwardNominated
Tarzan Nasser2020Tiff - Toronto International Film Festival [ca]Netpac AwardWinner
Arab Nasser2020Venice Film Festival [it]Orizzonti AwardNominated
Arab Nasser2020TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival [ca]Netpac AwardWinner
Tarzan Nasser2021Mons International Film Festival [be]Regard Citoyen PrizeWinner
Arab Nasser2021Mons International Film Festival [be]Regard Citoyen PrizeWinner


2020ItalyVenice Film FestivalOrizzonti
2020CanadaTiff - Toronto Int. Film Festival [ca]Discovery
2020GermanyFilmfest Hamburg
2020SwedenStockholm International Film FestivalCompetition


Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 06/10/2021
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 22/07/2021
Theatre releaseSpainFriday, 04/06/2021
PremiereThursday, 03/09/2020Venice Film Festival [it]