Filmforum, Germany 2020, 75 Min., ger. OV, engl. st
It was what her brother wanted – a martyr’s death. Meral Keskin gets a voice message informing her that her little brother Ferhat, a fighter for ISIS, has died. Yet she’s convinced that the boy from Hamburg is still alive and will come back home. The messages and pictures her brother sent home before he broke off contact assist her in her search for answers. One of them shows a group of heavily armed German ISIS fighters in front of a Jeep. Almost everyone in the picture is dead or missing. Only Oliver has returned, a war veteran at just 21 years old, with 19 shrapnel fragments in his body and blind in one eye. He also has no answers or explanations for his actions. He seeks a pathway back to society, navigating between feelings of shame and guilt – just like thousands of other young Europeans who came back to their home countries with the last wave of returnees.
Director Mariam Noori, Lisa Maria Hagen
Producer Dietmar Schiffermüller
Production Company NDR - Norddeutscher RundfunkLandesfunkhaus Schleswig-HolsteinStudio Kiel, Schlossplatz 3, 24103 Kiel, Web: www.ndr.de
Cast Meral Keskin, Oliver N., Wolfgang Blaschitz, Ismail Özen-Otto, Clemens Desero
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