Ajyal Film Festival 2024

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God's Hand (Mano de Dios)

Arab Short Film Competition

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Adolf El Assal / Short Narrative / Luxembourg / 2010 / 15 min / Color / HDCAM
In French, Spanish / English, Arabic subtitles
Interests: Drama, Social Issues
International Premiere


An Argentinean immigrant living illegally for nearly half his life in Luxembourg must struggle daily for survival. Inspired partly by a quote from the late American auteur Orson Welles, the film depicts a loner who must fight his way out of the illusion that no one else exists around him.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Adolf El Assal
Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1981, El Assal grew up in Dubai, London and Luxembourg, settling down in the latter city where he set up his production company, Bigtime Entertainments. After making over 60 music videos and mini-documentaries, El Assal shot two "no-budget" features and utilized his guerilla filmmaking skills to write and direct the short "Mano de Dios."


Adolf El Assal
Adolf El Assal
Adolf El Assal
Adolf El Assal
Director of Photography
Jeff Kieffer
Production Designer
Aude Bertrand
Nikkel K
Jeff Kieffer
Godié, Nilton Martins, Sascha Ley, Gilles Soeder, Nytt, Cico

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