By Rifiqi ASSAF


Road movie - Completed 2014

Radi, who leads a reclusive life in his own van, finds himself on a road trip with three strangers that
alters his clockwork and very private lifestyle.

& Awards

Dubai DIFF 2016
San Francisco 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Road movie, First film
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rifiqi ASSAF
    • Writer(s)
    • Rifiqi ASSAF
    • Producer(s)
    • Rula NASSER (The Imaginarium films ), Mohammad HEFZY (Film Clinic), Xénia MAINGOT (EAUX VIVES PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • One night, Radi, who leads a reclusive life in his own van- a VW microbus, hears a shrilling scream in the distance. Despite his
      fears of others, he challenges himself by switching on the lights of his home. With the seemingly trivial switching on of a light,
      he finds himself on a road trip that alters his clockwork and very private lifestyle.
      Starting with the sheltering of the screaming woman, Laila, a recently divorced Palestinian/Syrian traveling back to Damascus,
      the adventure continues and eventually introduces two others into Radi’s mobile home. Sami, after escaping Lebanon during
      the Lebanon war of 2006, the Lebanese artist is found struggling on the side of a road, after which his car broke down. The
      second character, a mysterious Jordanian policeman, who asks many questions all the way long. All characters encompass
      variance degrees of experience, pain, fear and a hopeful outlook on change. Within this journey, they come to realize they share
      much more than they would have ever thought likely. On the road, challenging and self-reflective events provoke the individuals
      in enlightening self-revolutionary ways where the thin line between reality and illusion fades away