Babai

Feature Film | DE, KO, MK, FR 2015 | 104' | Subtitled German

In 1990s Kosovo the nine-year-old boy Nori unsuccessfully tries to prevent his father’s attempts to flee to Germany – in the end he is left at the rural home of relatives, where behind the mask of tradition only money and the rule of force reigns. He puts all his energy in finding the money to follow his father and, not getting discouraged by setbacks and enduring the cruelties of the people traffickers, he finally arrives in Germany. Fortunately he gathered enough strength and experience on his way, because the disappointing reunion with his father only goes to show once more how he has only himself to rely on. Visar Morina presents a stunning, award-winning feature debut in a quiet, subtle style. Despite dramatic refugee subject he manages to steer clear of any lamentation or pathos. By way of allusions, ellipses and smart editing he gets to bring up some profound questions of fate, without either over-explaining or getting overly sentimental.

Director
Visar Morina
Script
Visar Morina
Producers
Nicole Gerhards, Visar Krusha, Xénia Maingot, Tomi Salkovski
Photography
Matteo Cocco
Editor
Stefan Stabenow
Sound
Malte Bieler, Darko Boskovski, Igor Popovski
Music
Benedikt Schiefer
Principal Cast:
Val Maloku, Astrit Kabashi, Adriana Matoshi, Enver Petrovci, Xhevdet Jashari

International Sales:

HERETIC OUTREACH
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15234 Chalandri
Greece

Domestic Sales

missingFILMs
Acrivulis & Severin GbR
Proskauer Str.34
10247 Berlin
Germany

Selected filmography Visar Morina

SIRENEN (2008), DER SCHÜBLING (2010), VON HUNDEN UND TAPETEN (2013)