By Mahmoud AL MASSAD

BETA CINEMA - as SALES All rights, World

Comedy - Completed 2016

Ahmad gets tangled up in an unfortunate business deal that lands him in prison. But life in prison might not be that bad…

& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2016
A Window on Asian Cinema
Warsaw FF 2016
Int'l Competition Special Jury Award: actor Ahmad Thaher/NETPAC Jury award
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mahmoud AL MASSAD
    • Writer(s)
    • Mahmoud AL MASSAD
    • Producer(s)
    • Thanassis KARATHANOS (Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion GmbH), Dima HAMADALLAH (Jo Image), Julius PONTEN (Habbekrats), Mahmoud AL MASSAD (iSee Film)
    • Synopsis
    • 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…