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A Drowning Man (2017)

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Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.

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Mahdi Fleifel

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Mahdi Fleifel
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 9 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Atef Alshafei Atef Alshafei ... The Kid
Jalal Qaniry Jalal Qaniry ... Bis
Thymios Koukios Thymios Koukios ... The Man
Rebih El-Saleous Rebih El-Saleous ... Fatah
Mounir Alkhateeb Mounir Alkhateeb ... Abu Love
Irene Aggelopoulou Irene Aggelopoulou ... Shop Assistant
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Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.

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Denmark | UK | Greece

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Arabic | Greek

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16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Athens, Greece

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€100,000 (estimated)
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A(nother) view on immigration
6 March 2019 | by mariaque_santanSee all my reviews

In "A drowning man", Mahdi Fleifel shows a day in the life of a Palestinian immigrant living in Greece. The action starts with the basic human needs, the character just wants to get some money to eat and buy cigarettes. Until he gets it, the director builds a tale of desperation but without falling on a miserabilist nor melodramatic perspective. It's a great short to watch another way of portraying immigration, different from the one shown by big media.


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