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Fatih Akin // Germany, Netherlands, Morocco, Mexico, 2021
Fiction Feature // FF2022
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Xatar’s way from the ghetto to the top of the charts is as dramatic as it is daring: Fatih Akin’s new film is based on the autobiographical novel »Alles oder Nix« (»All or Nothing«) of the probably most authentic exponent of German gangsta rap. From the hell of an Iraqi jail, Giwar Hajabi (Emilio Sakraya) emigrated to Germany as a young boy with his family in the mid-1980s and has to start right at the bottom. There are opportunities, but far more obstacles. Giwar’s rise from petty criminal to major dealer is swift. Until one shipment goes missing. In order to clear his debts with the cartel, he plans a legendary gold heist. But just as everything goes wrong, another door opens for Giwar thanks to his passion for music…





FATIH AKIN (*1973 in Hamburg) is one of Germany's best-respected directors. His fourth film Gegen die Wand (Head-On] was awarded the Golden Bear at the 2004 Berlin Film Festival, the German and Euroean Film Prizes. For Auf der anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven) he won Best Screenplay in 2007 at Cannes. FILMFEST HAMBURG has shown several of Akin's films, including Soul Kitchen (2009) and The Cut (2014) and awarded him the Douglas Sirk Prize in 2014.




Fiction Feature

German, Arabic, Kurdish, French, Dutch, Turkish

Große Freiheit//FF2022

Germany, Netherlands, Morocco, Mexico


140 min

OV with German and English subtitles

Fatih Akin

Fatih Akin

Emilio Sakraya, Mona Pirzad, Kardo Razzazi, Ilyes Raoul, Sogol Faghani, Hüseyin Top, Arman Kashani, Ensar "Eno" Albayrak als SSIO, Denis Moschitto, Adam Bousdoukos, Uğur Yücel

Fatih Akin, Nurhan Sekerci-Porst, Herman Weigel

Rainer Klausmann

Joern Martens

Andrew Bird

Giwar Hajabi aka Xatar

Tim Pannen

Monique Akin

Warner Bros. Pictures Germany

The Match Factory

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