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During the Iraqi War, a simple farmer gets a visitor on his doorstep, a man he must hide from family, friends and 150.000 American soldiers. One of the biggest manhunts of the past decades has started. The guest is Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. 

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2023
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2023-06-15
Production company:
Hene Film AS
Storyline Studios
Screen Story
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Viken Filmsenter
Fritt Ord Foundation
Producer:
Halkawt Mustafa
Janne Hjeltnes
Anders Hereid
Film consultant:
Helle Hansen

Director

  • Halkawt Mustafa

    Halkawt Mustafa (b. 1985) was born in Sulaymani, Kurdistan in northern Iraq. He moved to Norway with his family in 2000 and is a Norwegian citizen. He got his education at NISS (Nordic Institute of Stage and Studio), and made his debut as a feature film director with Red Heart in 2011. Red Heart is a Norwegian/Kurdish-Iraqi co-production telling the story of a young Kurdish girl who runs away from home with her secret boyfriend, when she discovers she is on the verge of being traded by her father, in exchange for his new bride.

    Halkawt Mustafa

Crew

Director:
Halkawt Mustafa
Cinematographer:
Kjell Vassdal
Editor:
Inge-Lise Langfeldt

Technical information

Length in min's:
90'
Subtitles:
English

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