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The Stranger

OT: Al Garib

Ameer Fakher Eldin // Syria, Germany, Palestinian Territory, Qatar, 2021
Fiction Feature // FF2021



A stranger in a strange world: an intense debut set in the Golan Heights and an striking atmosphere from a lesser known part of the world. A Druse village on the Syrian border. Gunfire and explosions can be heard coming from the other side. Adnan, a doctor without a licence, is in crisis. He drinks too much and has quarrelled with his family. His life takes an unfortunate new turn when he meets a man wounded in the Syrian war. Adnan decides to help the man and is prepared to go against the rules and expectations of the village community.


AMEER FAKHER ELDIN (*1991 in Kiev) is the son of Syrian parents who came from the Golan Heights. He studied film and has won several prizes for his short films. The Stranger is debut feature.


Film Talk


Al Garib

Fiction Feature

Arabic, Hebrew


Syria, Germany, Palestinian Territory, Qatar


112 min

OV with English subtitles

Ameer Fakher Eldin

Ameer Fakher Eldin

Ashraf Barhoum, Amal Kais, Mohammad Bakri, Amer Hlehel, Hitham Omari, Mahmoud Abu Jazi, Elham Araf, Cila Abusaleh

Tony Copti, Jiries Copti

Niklas Lindschau

Stefan Bück

Ameer Fakher Eldin

Rami Nakhleh

Bashar Hassuneh

Hamada Attallah

Ameer Fakher Eldin

Fresco Films; Red Balloon Film GmbH

Metafora Production

Apricot Films

Dorothe Beinemeier, Red Balloon Film GmbH: dorothe@redballoon-film.de


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