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Being ThereDasein / Dasein

Filmforum, Germany 2017, 92 Min., germ. OV, engl. st

A writer trying to escape the chaos of war in his homeland flees to Germany with his family. He loses his wife on the dangerous journey. He lands in a German refugee centre and a misunderstanding leads to him losing custody of his small daughter, who is turned over to a German foster family. The traumatised refugee is not only demoralised by the language barrier and the foreign culture, he is also forced to give up writing and eke out a living as a janitor, construction worker, or waiter. Although his German gets better and better, he is never really able to establish contact with his surroundings. The isolation and depression send him into despair – until he begins to focus on his strengths and takes his fate into his own hands.

Director Khashayar Mostafavi

Screenplay Khashayar Mostafavi

Producer Khashayar Mostafavi

Cast Hassan Shahbazi, Romina Hosseini, Stephan Kubisch, Birgit Wolff, Sara Luise Krutein, Andreas Becker


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No screenings are available for this film.