Jesper (Ronald Zehrfeld) is a soldier in the German army. Although his brother was killed whilst serving in Afghanistan, he nevertheless reports for a new tour of duty in this war zone. He and his unit are to protect a remote village from the Taliban. One of the people accompanying Jesper is a young interpreter, Tarik (Mohamad Mohsen), whose job includes mediating between soldiers and villagers. Both sides have a hard time trying to overcome the differences in their respective ways of life. Jesper must gain the trust of both villagers and the allied Arbaki militia and his nerves are soon on edge. He finds himself increasingly morally conflicted as a result of his superiors’ orders. His association with the Germans means Tarik’s life is constantly under threat, but when Tarik begins to fear for his sister’s safety, Jesper has to make a decision.


Ronald Zehrfeld, Burghart Klaußner, Felix Kramer, Pit Bukowski, Tobias Schönenberg, Roman-Timothy Rien, Mohamad Mohsen, Nala Saida Barmaki, Abdul Salam Yosofzai, Abdul Sabor Rasooly, Habib Sher Aqa, Ali Reza



Director: Feo Aladag

Script: Feo Aladag, Judith Kaufmann, Matthias Kock

Production: Feo Aladag (Independent Artists Filmproduktion), Hans W. Geißendörfer (GFF)

Editor: Daniel Blum (ZDF), Prof. Dr. Andreas Schreitmüller (Arte), Olaf Grunert (ZDF/Arte)

Promoted by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (mbb), Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Nordmedia, Filmförderungsanstalt and Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF)

Official competition at the 64. International Filmfestival Berlin, 2014

„Best Movie – New Directors“ at 8. Mostra Internacional de Cinema / Sao Paulo Film Festival Brasilien, 2014

„Best Main Actor“ (Mohsin Ahmadi) and „Best Cinematography“ (Judith Kaufmann) at the 3. Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival Spanien, 2014