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German Film Festival x KinoFest | 19.10.-04.11.2023

Toubab © Max Preiss


Year 2021
Runtime 97 min
Rating M18
Language German
Subtitles English
Director Florian Dietrich
Producer Schiwago Film
Screenwriter Florian Dietrich, Arne Dechow
Cinematographer Max Preiss
Cast Farba Dieng, Niklas Kleber, Julius Nitschkoff

After his release from prison, Babtou is looking forward to a fresh start, enjoying his freedom and never dealing with German authorities again. However, Babtou finds himself facing deportation when a spontaneous welcome home party goes awry. Navigating the problems and loopholes of immigrant realities in Germany today, he and his best friend hatch a madcap plan for him to stay.



2022 Sofia International Film Festival
Nominee Grand Prix: International Competition
2022 German Film Awards
Nominee Film Award in Gold: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Beste darstellerische Leistung - Männliche Hauptrolle), Farba Dieng

2022 German Screen Actors Awards
Winner DSP Award: Best Supporting Role (Beste Nebenrolle), Seyneb Saleh
Winner DSP Award: Best Duo Performance (Bestes Duo), Farba Dieng, Julius Nitschkoff



Toubab will be screened at The Projector, on Wed 1 Nov at 8:30 pm.