Film screening Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush

Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush ©Pandora Film, Foto: Andreas Höfer

Tue, 16.01.2024

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Goethe-Institut Glasgow

Film screening

Andreas Dresen | Germany / France 2022 | 119 min | Feature Film | FSK (Germany) 6 | German with Turkish and English subtitles.

Cast: Meltem Kaptan, Alexander Scheer, Charly Hübner

Murat is incarcerated in the U.S.’ Guantanamo detention camp. Desperate to help her son, Rabiye Kurnaz, a housewife and loving mother from Bremen, goes to the police, notifies authorities and almost despairs at their impotence, until she discovers Bernhard Docke. The reserved, level-headed human rights lawyer and the temperamental Turkish mother are now fighting side-by-side for Murat’s release. Docke is patient, Rabiye is not. She would prefer to be back home with her family but finds herself enmeshed in the world politics. She goes with Bernhard to Washington, and right up to the Supreme Court to bring legal action against George W. Bush. Bernhard watches out for her. And Rabiye makes him laugh. With heart and soul. And in the end, against all the odds, something truly remarkable happens.