About The Film
A Palestinian father embarks on a perilous journey to reach his hospitalized son in this tense yet tender family drama about the human toll of oppression. Due to economics, construction worker Mustafa (a complex, compassionate Ali Suliman) and his wife live separated by the West Bank wall. After his son has an accident, Mustafa is denied access at an Israeli checkpoint due to a bureaucratic technicality, forcing him to hire a driver to smuggle him to the other side. Thrown in with a motley crew of strangers, desperate Mustafa must surmount myriad hurdles and indignities to be at his child’s bedside. A Venice Film Festival audience prize winner, writer-director Ameen Nayfeh’s superb debut feature is Jordan’s submission for the Best International Feature Film Oscar.
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