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Yusif is back in Medina, the hometown of his diseased father, along with his Danish pregnant wife Sarah. Quite many years have passed since his last visit. His God fearing heart is following a dream of returning to his roots in search for peace and happiness with his wife and unborn child.

But rapidly Yusifs dreams are shattered. Briefly after his arrival he is accused of killing a beggar boy in an attempt to protect his wife. Yusifs adventure is swapped with a dark isolation cell in an Arabic prison.

Struggling to keep his faith in God, regardless of the cruelty he suffers from other prisoners, his cell door is eventually opened during a prison riot, and he is able to set himself free. But this is only the beginning of Yusifs dark travel.

As he tries to find a way out of Medina, disastrous temptations are challenging his tranquility and his belief in his Creator. As Yusif is tried in his beliefs a harrowing march of tears and blood is about to bring him to the edge of damnation.

NORDISK FILM PRODUCTION A/S presents ”AL MEDINA” A film by OMAR SHARGAWI

OMAR SHARGAWI ASHRAF FARAH SARA HJORT GHAZAL MAKRAM KHOURY HASSAN SHAER NADIRA OMRAN ALI ELAYAN

Director of Photography ASKE ALEXANDER FOSS Editors THOMAS PAPAPETROS MORTEN HØJBJERG OMAR SHARGAWI

Sound Designer MIKKEL GROOS Composer ANDERS CHRISTENSEN RUNE FUNCH Production Designer THOMAS BREMER

Costume Designer PHEDRA DAHDALEH Hair & Makeup Designer FARAH JADAAN Script Consultant MOGENS RUKOV

Line Producer MAJ-BRITT PAULMANN DALSGAARD Post Production Supervisor METTE HØST HANSEN

Executive Producers HENRIK ZEIN LENA HAUGAARD Producers RENÉ EZRA TOMAS RADOOR RULA NASSER

Written & Directed by OMAR SHARGAWI

 

Produced by NORDISK FILM PRODUCTION A/S with the support of DANISH FILM INSTITUTE & DR in cooperation with THE IMAGINARUM FILMS

Co-produced by DUBAI MARKET – ENJAZZ supported by THE ARAB FUNDS FOR ARTS & CULTURE

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