EDGE OF THE WORLD

By Asghar MASSOMBAGI

SIX ISLAND PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Comedy - Development 2017

Inspired by a true story. While waiting for refugee status, an Iranian man finds himself in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. There he starts up a mobile Arctic Kebab business and makes friends among the odd characters that populate the island.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • CANADA, NORWAY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, NORWEGIAN
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Asghar MASSOMBAGI
    • Writer(s)
    • Asghar MASSOMBAGI
    • Producer(s)
    • Paul SCHERZER (Six Island Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Inspired by a true story
      Mahmoud, an Iranian in his late thirties, arrives in Svalbard - a remote arctic archipelago on the northern edge of Norway that accepts all visitors, no visa required. There Mahmoud joins the other “itinerant” of the world: from Romanian mine workers to Thai women working as cooks, cleaners and masseuses. Mahmoud’s goal is clear: stay as long as it takes to apply successfully to enter Norway as an official refugee and leave Svalbard’s miserable frozen mass far behind.
      While waiting for his opportunity and pining for the taste of home, Mahmoud buys an old portable cabin, paints it green so it stands out against the frozen wasteland, and starts up the first ever Arctic Mobile Kebab business. With the help of a pretty Thai woman and a young Inuit boy, Mahmoud’s venture soon becomes a success and the three of them become an odd little family together.
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