2014, Germany, 102’, Color, German-English-Pashto
Director: Feo Aladağ
Cast: Ronald Zehrfeld, Mohsin Ahmady, Saida Barmaki
2014 Berlin Film Festival Competition Film
From the director of “When We Leave,” an intense human drama shot entirely in Afghanistan.
German soldier Jesper signs up for a mission in Afghanistan, despite having lost his brother during an operation in the war-torn country. Jesper and his squad are assigned to protect a village outpost from increasing Taliban in uence. With the help of young and inexperienced interpreter Tarik, Jesper seeks the trust of the local community and the allied Afghani militia. More than ever, he discovers the immense differences between the two worlds. When the lives of Tarik and his sister Nala are threatened by the Taliban, con icted Jesper is torn between his military obligations and his conscience.