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2016 / Germany, Jordan, Netherlands, Qatar / 83 min / N-13
Director(s) - Mahmoud al Massad
Screenwriter(s) - Mahmoud al Massad
Actors - Mahmoud al Massad, Ahmad Thaher, Maher Khammash, Odai Hijazi, Nadim Remawi
Producer(s) - Mahmoud al Massad, Thanassis Karathanos, Dima Hamdallah, Julius Ponten
Cinematographer - Giorgos Mihelis
Editor(s) - Simon El Habre, Petar Marković, Wouter van Luijn, Mahmoud al Massad
Composer(s) - Andre Matthias
Sales agent - Beta Cinema
Production company -
Dialogues - Arabic
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
Ahmad, a construction worker, is arrested for using a client's down payment to help his cousin in a deal involving 10 brand-new laptops and the hopes to make a small profit from it. Due to customs procedures, the imported laptops are not released in time. Unable to do the job or pay the money back, Ahmad is sentenced to three months in prison for fraud. Far from all the obligations of the outside world, where food and drink are not a worry, where new friendships are struck, and where no cell phones are ringing, Ahmad gradually feels something that he's never felt before – liberty. Halfway through his sentence his biggest worry becomes losing this liberty after his release and, above all, having to deal with a bigger debt…
Mahmoud al Massad (b. 1969 in Zarka, Jordan).
"Shatter Hassan" (2002, short), "Once Upon a Time in the Middle East" (2004, short), "30 Meters of Silence" (2006, short), "Recycle" (2007, doc.), "This Is My Picture When I Was Dead" (2010, doc.), "Blessed Benefit" (2016, "Kino pavasaris").