He was ready to battle the best in the world. But this DJ didn't expect a bus stop to spin his entire life sideways.


Adolf El Assal
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karim Kassem ... Samir
Eric Kabongo Eric Kabongo ... Daniel
Jean-Luc Couchard Jean-Luc Couchard ... Zepp
Sarah Abdulrahman ... Amal
Mourade Zeguendi Mourade Zeguendi ... Ramzy
Stéphane Bissot Stéphane Bissot ... Nadia
Negweny El Assal Negweny El Assal ... Ibrahim
Mahmoud Ellisy ... Yousef
Nilton Martins ... Miguel
Khaled Mansour Khaled Mansour ... Presenter Egypt
Besnik Limani Besnik Limani ... Tony
Paul Robert ... Tom
Mö Sbiri ... Hakim
Dan Sluijzer Dan Sluijzer ... Charly
Mara Taquin Mara Taquin ... Rosa


DJ Skaarab aka Samir (Karim Kassem) has just won the local DJ Championships in Egypt. He gets the opportunity to fly to Brussels in order to participate at the "Drop Beats" event. But Samir's flight is redirected to Luxembourg because of a major strike in Belgium. Having never heard of this country before, Samir loses all of his belongings including his papers, music as well as his identity. While he is stuck in this new territory, he gets to know many colorful characters that will be part of his journey. SAWAH is the second feature film by Luxembourg filmmaker Adolf El Assal (The Notorious Guys). The screenplay is co-written by Canadian writer Dennis Foon (Indian Horse (produced by Clint Eastwood), Life, Above All (distributed by Sony Pictures Classics)). It's a unique dramatic comedy that deals with issues such as identity, travelling and the recent refugee crisis. The film features a mixed international cast featuring Egyptian actors Karim Kassem, Sarrah Abdelrahman, Mahmoud ...

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6 is generous rating
15 May 2020 | by motazajjourSee all my reviews

The movie lacks a lot of things, among them the acting

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20 March 2019 (Luxembourg) See more »

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Гастрольорът See more »

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2.35 : 1
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