In 1990s Kosovo the nine-year-old boy Nori unsuccessfully tries to prevent his father’s attempts to flee to Germany – in the end he is left at the rural home of relatives, where behind the mask of tradition only money and the rule of force reigns. He puts all his energy in finding the money to follow his father and, not getting discouraged by setbacks and enduring the cruelties of the people traffickers, he finally arrives in Germany. Fortunately he gathered enough strength and experience on his way, because the disappointing reunion with his father only goes to show once more how he has only himself to rely on. Visar Morina presents a stunning, award-winning feature debut in a quiet, subtle style. Despite dramatic refugee subject he manages to steer clear of any lamentation or pathos. By way of allusions, ellipses and smart editing he gets to bring up some profound questions of fate, without either over-explaining or getting overly sentimental.
Nicole Gerhards, Visar Krusha, Xénia Maingot, Tomi Salkovski
Malte Bieler, Darko Boskovski, Igor Popovski
Val Maloku, Astrit Kabashi, Adriana Matoshi, Enver Petrovci, Xhevdet Jashari
18 Promitheos Street
Acrivulis & Severin GbR
Selected filmography Visar Morina
SIRENEN (2008), DER SCHÜBLING (2010), VON HUNDEN UND TAPETEN (2013)