• Director-Screenwriter

    Bassel Ghandour

  • Producers

    Yousef Abed Alnabi, Rula Nasser

  • With

    Emad Azmi, Baraka Rahmani, Munther Rayahnah

  • Jordan-Egypt-Saudi Arabia-Qatar 2021. 116min

  • Sales

    Elle Driver

  • Language

    Arabic

    With English subtitles

Ali and Lana’s young love blossoms in secret, or so they think. When Lana’s mother Aseel is blackmailed to preserve her daughter’s honour, she turns to local gangster Abbas to set things right. In doing so, she unleashes a vicious chain of events. And when Lana begins to wonder what Ali is hiding, Aseel is also forced to enlist her ‘good for nothing’ ex-husband. Meanwhile, when Abbas’s reign over the alleys feels compromised, all eyes turn to his fierce and enigmatic right-hand woman Hanadi (Palestinian actress Maisa Abd Elhadi, in her most electric role to date). As lives intertwine and collide, so do the buried pasts that lurk beneath the surface, exposing the delicate line between trust and friendship, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive.

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