HEAR MY VOICE

By Thorsten SCHMIDT

LAILAPS PICTURES GMBH - as PROD

Drama - Pre-Production 2014

Coming-of-age Feature Film telling the story of young Palestinian Amira who takes the courage to participate in an Israeli TV singing competition to realize her dreams of a career as a popstar.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance, Comedy
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, ISRAEL, PALESTINE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, HEBREW
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Thorsten SCHMIDT
    • Writer(s)
    • Don SCHUBERT
    • Producer(s)
    • Nils DÜNKER
    • Synopsis
    • Palestinian girl AMIRA FRANGHI (16) has a beautiful voice and dreams of a career as a singer. With her siblings and friends she secretly watches the Israeli talent show “Hear My Voice“. She’d love to be a part of it, but because of the national and political borders, that dream seems completely out of reach. When she discovers that her brother Ali and his friends operate a smuggling tunnel underneath the Israeli border, the
      teenagers create a dangerous plan: Amira is going to cross the border through the tunnel and apply for the show – undercover as an Israeli girl!
      The teenagers’ crazy idea leads to an unexpected outcome: While Amira wins the audience’s hearts with her beautiful singing, she is making new friends within her Israeli colleagues and gets to know the Israeli way
      of life better and better – she suddenly realises that things are a lot different from what she was told and finds herself enjoying her new freedom and lifestyle. With the final show coming up, things get complicated: One of Amira’s opponents finds outabout her true identity and blackmails her.
      Amira’s father discovers by accident that his daughter is singing on the show and the secret service discovers the tunnel Amira came through and is about to shut it down. Is this the end of Amira’s dream?
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Dec 01, 2015
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