Wet Dog (Ein Nasser Hund)


1H 43MIN

Availability ended 1/30/2022 PDT
Narrative Feature, Germany, 2021. Directed by Damir Lukacevic.
Based on a provocative autobiography, this story, mainly set in a Muslim neighborhood in Berlin, follows a teenage gang member caught between hiding his Jewish identity and saving his life. The 16-year-old Iranian Soheil moves with his parents from a tranquil, middle-class neighborhood to Berlin. He quickly makes friends with the Turks, Arabs, and Kurds in a local street gang run by Husseyn. Caught wearing his Star of David in the supermarket, he is insulted by two Arab teenagers and chased away making the need to hide his Jewish identity a priority. To the horror of his lovingly concerned parents, Soheil turns into a petty criminal and when he falls in love with his Turkish schoolmate, he must decide if he is to reveal the truth or deny his heritage.

Join us for a conversation with director Damir Lukacevic after the final credits.

Damir Lukacevic was born in Zagreb and attended school in Stuttgart, Germany. From 1993 to 1999 he studied at the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie (German Film Academy) in Berlin, specializing in directing, screenwriting and script development. His breakout work was the short film Fremde Heimat for which he received the Gold Medal at the German Short Film Awards. His feature debut movie Going Home, about a Croatian family, received the Verdi-award for Best Director and the Geneva-Europe Screenplay Award.

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