Film Screening Rooftop Movie Night - Kaddish for a friend

Kaddisch für einen Freunden © SiMa Film 2010

Fri, 23.02.2018

Drama / Comedy

Director: Leo Khasin
colour, 94 min., 2010/11


Topic:
plays against the background of a global conflict (Israel - Palestine). Guilt and forgiveness are addressed in the microcosm of a small interpersonal encounter, aspects of migration and neighborhood issues, mutual discrimination, and finally, the friendship between two members of different generations, cultures and religions wins.

Intention: 
The prejudiced thinking that people encounter on a daily basis is brought to mind. The film shows that the war between Jews and Palestinians is partly continued by immigrant families in Germany.

Brief Description:
Ali is new to Berlin’s Kreuzberg district. As a Lebanese refugee, his presence in Germany is hanging in the balance. The local tough boys put him to a test of courage: breaking into the apartment of an elderly neighbour, a Jewish-Russian immigrant. After doing this, Ali has to make amends with the old man to prevent his own deportation. A touching story of an unequal friendship. 


 

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