Alemania, Irlanda, 1975
Director: Sohrab Shahid Saless

Director Sohrab Shahid Saless
Screenplay Sohrab Shahid Saless, Helga Houzer
Cinematography Ramin Reza Molai
Editor Rouhollah Emami
Production Provobis-Film, Germany/New Film Group, Iran
Sound Frank Schreiner, Max Galinsky
Cast Parviz Sayyad, Anasal Cihan, Muhammet Temizkan, Hüsamettin Kaya, Sakibe Kaya, Imran Kaya, Ursula Kessler, Ute Bokelmann
Rightholder: PROVOBIS Gesellschaft für Film und Fernsehen mbH with support of the SHAHID SALESS ARCHIVE

Restoration by Provobis Gesellschaft für Film und Fernsehen mbH in cooperation with Goethe-Institut and Shahid Saless Archive, funded by FFA.

Husseyin comes to West Berlin from Turkey, climbs the stairs of the subway stations, looks uncertainly and yet curiously at the facades of the buildings. But the new environment despises him, gives him no home between monotonous work at a punch press, stairwell nosiness and everyday racisms. The only moments of solidarity he finds are in the midst of his Kreuzberg apartment community. Sohrab Shahid Saless’ first film shot in Germany gives insight into the condition of a person who leaves his home and is condemned to remain a seeker. The film allows us to sense a social climate in Germany whose after-effects are still visible today.