Muslim teen Ali Messalam and his family move into Berlin’s Kreuzberg area, where he is pressured by his friends to vandalize the apartment of his elderly, feisty Russian neighbor, Alexander Zamskoy. To avoid being deported, Ali’s parents send him back to Zamskoy’s place to repair the damage. This warm coming-of-age story, inspired by two real people, is a stirring feature debut by Moscow-born, German filmmaker Leo Khasin.
Language: Hebrew, German, Arabic, Russian, with English subtitles with English subtitles
Subject: Coming of Age
Run time: 94 minutes
Director: Leo Khasin
Cast: Ryszard Ronczewski, Neil Belakhdar and Neil Malik Abdullah
The Ridge Theatre
November 14 2012 | 04:00 PM