The Orphanage

    All titles (3)
    Feature Film | 2018-2019 | Drama, Period | Afghanistan, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg

    Shooting data

    Start of shooting29.08.2018
    End of shooting12.10.2018
    Number of shooting days34
    LocationsTajikistan, Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Copenhagen

    Project data

    Budget1.25 Mio €
    Film financing
    Length of movie93 Min.
    Picture formatWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
    Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 Kanäle)


    • Trailer/Video on Youtube

    Brief synopsis

    In the late 1980s, 15-year-old Qodrat lives in the streets of Kabul and sells cinema tickets on the black market. He is a big Bollywood fan and he daydreams himself into some of his favorite movie scenes. One day the Police bring him to the Soviet orphanage. But in Kabul the political situation is changing. Qodrat and all the children want to defend their home.



    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Quodratollah QadiriQodrat [L]
    Sediqa RasuliSediqa [L]
    Masihullah FerajiMasihullah [L]
    Hasibullah RasooliHasib [L]
    Ahmad Fayaz OsmaniFayaz [L]
    Julian SarkJulian [BP]


    Director of photographyVirginie Surdej
    DirectorShahrbanoo Sadat
    EditorAlexandra Strauss
    ProducerKatja Adomeit
    Co-producerMarina Perales Marhuenda
    Co-producerXavier Rocher
    Co-producerJani Thiltges
    Co-producerShahrbanoo Sadat
    Associate producerTine Mikkelsen
    Associate producerJon Hammer
    Location scoutPhilipp PemöllerHamburg/ Schleswig-Holstein
    Unit production managerDaria Gaiduk
    Set runnerLars Möller+ Übersetzer Dreh in Schleswig-Holstein
    ScreenwriterShahrbanoo Sadat
    Production sound mixerBenedikt Gaussling
    Boom operatorDaniel de Homont
    Sound designerSigrid DPA Jensen
    Sound designerAnne Gry Friis Kristensen

    Distributing companies

    Luxbox [fr]International Sales
    Rouge International [fr]France (theatrical)


    EquipmentZeigermann_Audio GmbH


    2019South KoreaBusan International Film FestivalSektion: A Window On Asian Cinema
    2019FranceCannes' Director's Fortnight


    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 13/11/2019