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The Stranger

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Ameer Fakher Eldin / Feature Narrative / Syria, Palestine, Germany, Qatar / 2021 / 110 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama


After spending unfruitful years studying medicine in the former Soviet Union, Adnan decided to quit and return home. He went against the will of his father, an old, stubborn and very religious man, who all he wanted was to see his son a doctor. Adnan became an alcoholic, further angering his father. Considering it an insult to his morality and religion, the father’s punishment was severe. Adnan was disinherited from the apple orchards which the family owned, and in which he worked and spent most his time. Tired and embittered Adnan accidentally encounters Basel, a wounded soldier who escaped the Syrian war in search for his original village. Adnan decides to rescue him and the two embark on a perilous journey to fulfil Basel’s dream. But first, Adnan has to confront the village leaders, the Israeli army, and most of all—his father.


Ameer Fakher Eldin
Ameer Fakher Eldin
Tony Copti
Production Company
Fresco Films

About the Director

Ameer Fakher Eldin is a Syrian writer and director based in Germany. He was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 1991 to Syrian parents from the occupied Golan Heights. His debut film 'The Stranger' premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival (Giornate Degli Autori), where it won the Edipo Re Award and was selected as Palestine's official entry for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards, followed by great acclaim at 43rd Cairo International Film Festival receiving two awards: The Prize for Best Arab Film in the festival and the Shadi Abd El Salam Prize for Best Film in the International Critics Week Competition.


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    Tony Copti

    Fresco Films Co.

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