Refugees in Europe: human beings or commodities?
Tunisia-France-Germany-Belgium-Sweden. Direction: Kaouther Ben Hania. Production: Nadim Cheikhrouha, Habib Attia, Annabella Nezri, Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel, Andreas Rocksen / Tanit Films, Cinétéléfilms, Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion, Kwassa Films, Laika Film & Television. Coproduction: Metafora Media Production, A.R.T. Group, Film i Väst, VOO et Be Tv, Istiqlal Films. Associated production: Guillaume Rambourg, Lassaad Kilani, Rafik Kilani, ZDF / ARTE. Executive production: Rose Garnett, Claudia Yusef, Lizzie Francke, Hugo Heppell, Caroline Cooper Charles, Will Clarke, Mike Runagall. Screenplay: Kaouther Ben Hania. Photography: Christopher Aoun. Music: Amine Bouhafa. Edition: Marie-Hélène Dozo. Cast: Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Koen de Bouw, Monica Bellucci, Saad Lostan, Darina Al Joundi. Running time: 104 min.
LANGUAGE: Arabic, English, French / SUBTITLES: Spanish
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Sam Ali, a sensitive and impulsive young Syrian, leaves his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts to have his back tattooed by one of the world's most important contemporary artists. Having turned his body into a prestigious work of art, Sam gradually understands that his decision represents quite the opposite to what he initially wanted: freedom.
New fiction film from the Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania after Beauty and the Dogs (2017), winner of the Amnesty International Award at the Festival in 2018.