SISTERS APART

IM FEUER

By Daphne CHARIZANI

THE MATCH FACTORY - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2020

Rojda, a German soldier and native Kurd, volunteers for a mission to train female Kurdish soldiers in Iraq to fight ISIS. No one must know that she is actually looking for her missing sister.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2020
Perspektive Deutsches Kino
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, KURDISH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Daphne CHARIZANI
    • Writer(s)
    • Daphne CHARIZANI
    • Producer(s)
    • Thanassis KARATHANOS (Pallas Film), Martin HAMPEL (Pallas Film), Michael WEBER (The Match Factory Productions), Viola FÜGEN (The Match Factory Productions), Kostas LAMBROPOULOS (View Master Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Rojda is a young German soldier with Kurdish-Iraqi roots who has lived in Germany since childhood. She is now looking for her mother Ferhat in a Greek refugee camp. When the two finally find each other after so many years apart, they are overjoyed. But their happiness soon fades when Rojda learns that her sister Dilan is still in Iraq. Rojda succeeds in bringing her mother to Germany, but she is unable to reach her sister. When the phone rings and Dilan mentions Kurdish fighters, Rojda is filled with fear. She decides to request a redeployment to Erbil in Iraq so she can find her sister. Once there, Rojda quickly wins the trust of the female fighters. But the more intensely she searches for her sister, the more she becomes caught between the two sides.