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Babai (2015)

Ten-year-old Nori (Val Maloku) and his father Gezim (Astrit Kabashi) roam the streets of Kosovo selling cigarettes and barely earning a living. Only a few years after the fall of the Berlin... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Val Maloku ... Nori
Astrit Kabashi ... Gezim
Adriana Matoshi ... Valentina
Enver Petrovci ... Adem
Xhevdet Jashari ... Bedri
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Mingh
Eshref Durmishi ... The Driver
Armend Smajli ... Clirimi
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Ten-year-old Nori (Val Maloku) and his father Gezim (Astrit Kabashi) roam the streets of Kosovo selling cigarettes and barely earning a living. Only a few years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Gezim is lured west to Germany, leaving his son behind in search of a new life. Feeling deserted and desperate to claim some sense of stability, Nori embarks on a dangerous journey to Germany in search of his father. His tenacity, resilience, and sheer grit must be enough to guide him.

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10 March 2016 (Germany)  »

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Babai - Mein Vater  »

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€1,914,000 (estimated)
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The film was selected as the Kosovan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. See more »

Soundtracks

NO MORE EASY ANSWERS (2015)
Music by André Feldhaus & Anders Wasserfall
Lyrics by André Feldhaus
Performed by André Feldhaus & Anders Wasserfall
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A Very Nice Film
20 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

If you want to watch a very nice film; this is it. Well directed, well acted, no B.S., just a good solid story, with some original scenes. The director avoids any unnecessary images, and the boy is a joy to watch. The question is, who acts the father and who acts the child? What else can I say? Oh yes; the music is good too.


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