TRAPPED BY LAW

By Sami MUSTAFA

SHORTSFIT - as SALES All rights, World

Social issues - Completed 2015

A story of two brothers, separated from their familly end up in Kosovo out of nowhere and all over sudden.

Festivals
& Awards

Jihlava Film festival 2015
Kasseler Dokfest 2015
Human District 2016
Beeld Von Beeld 2016
This Human World FF 2016
Munich Dokfest 2016
Migrant Film 2016
Doku Fest 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Social issues, True Story, Documentary
    • Countries
    • KOSOVO, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SERBIAN, ALBANIAN, GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sami MUSTAFA
    • Writer(s)
    • Sami MUSTAFA
    • Producer(s)
    • Sami MUSTAFA (Romawood), Charlotte BOHL, Erik WINKER, Martin ROELLY, Andreas BRAUER, Antoneta CASTRATI, Casey COOPER JOHNSON
    • Synopsis
    • An odyssey, coming of age and family separation story of two brothers filmed in course of five years since the law of “forced reintegration” have been signed between Kosovo and Germany and other EU states.

      Kefaet and Selami, two young brothers and rap artists grew up in the hip-hop culture in Essen/Germany. Kefaet was born in Kosovo and taken by his parents to Germany at the age of four. He was married and has two children. Selami was born in Essen and has never been to Kosovo at all. During a dramatic night in March 2010, they are deported to Kosovo, a complete unknown country to them. Separated from their family and friends they try to cope with their situation and do everything in their power to return to Germany. But administration and asylum laws are standing in their way.
Distribution Country
Release date
Distributor
Rights
Local title
Company Country Roles