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Yousef Al Madadi / Feature Narrative / Qatar / 120 min / Original Language: Arabic, English, Japanese / Interests: Comedy


Kakashi, a Japanese man, lives in a permanent state of panic and insecurity. His fiancée Sayuri has moved to London and has become unsure of her desire to marry this nervous wreck. To get out of the situation, she places what she thinks is an impossible demand on Kakashi: she tells him he must meet her in London. Kakashi, who is terrified of flying and has never boarded an airplane, has no choice but to undertake the mission or lose his true love. When a passport mix-up leaves him stranded in Qatar, Kakashi is plunged into a series of culture-clash adventures that draw him into Khaleeji society and transform him into the man he needs to be.

About the Director

Yousef AlMoadhadi has directed a number of acclaimed short films, as well as several corporate promotional videos. He worked with Al Jazeera Documentary for six years. An experienced editor, he currently works with the Doha Film Institute in this capacity. His ‘10%’ won the Made in Qatar Award at the 2014 Ajyal Youth Film Festival, where the jury praised the film for “the simplicity of its central idea coupled with its excellent techniques in cinematography, direction and presentation.”


  • Director

    Yousef Al Madadi

    Doha Film Institute
    +974 5534 4022
  • Main Contact

    Qatari Film Fund


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