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OT: Harka

Lotfy Nathan // France, Luxembourg, Tunisia, Belgium, 2021
Fiction Feature // FF2022



A young Tunesian caught up in a maelstrom of anger and despair. A portrait of a lost generation, whose lives are eaten up by poverty – 12 years after the Arab Spring. Ali just about gets by selling smuggled oil. When his father dies, he is forced to look after his two younger sisters. The three siblings are thrown on to their own resources and live in a house from which they will soon be evicted. While Ali struggles with the sudden burden of responsibility and the injustice that constantly confronts him, deep inside him the anger and bitterness rise to the surface – with tragic consequences.



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LOTFY NATHAN (*1987, UK) is the son of Egyptian parents and lives in New York. His documentary 12 O'Clock Boys (2013) was shown worldwide at more than 50 festivals. Harka is his debut feature.




Fiction Feature



France, Luxembourg, Tunisia, Belgium


90 min

OV with English subtitles

Lotfy Nathan

Lotfy Nathan

Adam Bessa, Najib Allagui, Ikbal Harbi, Salima Maatoug

Julie Viez

Maximilian Pittner

Philippe Deschamps

Sophie Corra, Thomas Niles

Eli Keszler

Mohsen Raies

Randa Khedher

Jamil Najjar

Doris Hepp (ZDF/ARTE), Jörg Schneider (ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel)

Film Constellation

Cinenovo, Beachside, Anonymous Content, Kodiak Pictures

Spacemaker; Tarantula Luxembourg; DETAiLFILM; Wrong Men; Cinetelefilms; The Red Sea Film Festival Foundation, ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel, ARTE

Film Constellation, Chloe Tai (Marketing & Festivals Director): chloe@filmconstellation.com


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