In order to escape the terrible conditions in the Palestine refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh, Reda wandered around Greece for three years. Now he’s back in the camp, which is suffering the effects of the war in Syria, and tries to rebuild his life.
The documentary genre meets the marriage comedy –forget about the fact that we only get to see the fiancée in the end. The camera follows 26 year-old Reda all the time, as he returns from Greece to the Palestine refugee camp in Lebanon he had escaped from in order to marry his childhood sweetheart. The violence and rawness of the pictures (a gun on his belt and a syringe hanging from his arm, as he became a heroin addict during his European adventure) don’t prevent the core of the plot to be about his upcoming marriage, which creates humor in a seemingly infertile context for it, and boosts our empathy towards the lead character. After all, hasn’t romantic comedies been the ones that taught us how love is the cure for all evils? FEJL
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He was born in Dubai, and grew up in a Palestine refugee camp in Lebanon, and later in Denmark. He lives in Amsterdam, and he graduated from the National Film and Television School in London. He made many shorts and the feature A World Not Ours (2012; Bafici ‘13).
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