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OT: Giraffada

Rani Massalha // Germany, France, Italy, Palestine, 2013
Fiction Feature // FF2014
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Ziad lives with his father Yacine in the only remaining zoo in West Jordan. The animal-mad boy sends every free minute with the giraffes Rita and Brownie. When Brownie is killed one night in an air-raid, Rita stops eating. Ziad, too, withdraws more and more. Yacine tries everything to cheer his son up and find a new partner for Rita. But the only bull giraffe in question lives in Israel… With great sensitivity, the film portrays the challenges and impotence that characterize everyday life in West Jordan and tells the touching story of a boy’s love of animals.




Fiction Feature

Arabic, English, Hebrew


Germany, France, Italy, Palestine


84 min

German overvoice

Rani Massalha

Xavier Nemo, Rani Massalha

Saleh Bakri, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, Ahmad Bayatra, Mohammed Bakri, Loutof Nuweiser

Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Bettina Brokemde, Lionello Cerri

Manuel Terán

Carlotta Cristiani

Benjamin Grospiron

Pyramide International

Heimatfilm GmbH & Co KG

Ilaria Gomarasca, Pyramide International: ilaria@pyramidefilms.com

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