Movie Night Father (Babai)

Babai © Goethe-Institut

Fri, 11/30/2018

Goethe-Institut Washington

1990 K Street NW, Suite 03
(Entrance on 20th Street NW, lower level)
Washington, DC 20006

Germany, 2014-2015, color, 104 min., German with English subtitles, Director: Visar Morina

Kosovo in the 1990s, before the Serbian attack and the war that followed: Ten-year-old Nori and his father Gezim make a living by illegally selling smuggled cigarettes. Gezim is determined to go to Germany, even if this means leaving his son behind with relatives. For a long time, Nori tries to stay with his father, but it’s all in vain. In the end, the boy embarks on a long and dangerous journey to find Gezim in Germany. They’d both imagined the reunion rather differently. A real chance at a better future is not in sight.

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