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Idol, The

English title: Idol, The
Original title: Ya tayr el tayer
German title: Idol, The
Great Britain, Palestine, The Netherlands, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, 2015

Director: Abu-Assad, Hany
Production company: Cactus World Films, Fortress Film Clinic, Full Moon Productions, Idol Film Production, KeyFilm, Mezza Terra Media, September Film
Age recommendation: 15 years and up
Length: 100 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Synopsis:
A young boy in Gaza, Mohammad, dreams of singing in the Cairo Opera House and for the world to hear his voice. Somehow he manages to escape out of the prison that is Gaza and make it to the Cairo auditions of Arab Idol, the most popular talent show in the region. As he gets to the latter stages of the competition, he must confront his own fears to take control of his destiny and bring hope and happiness to an entire region. Mohammad, and the audience, will go on the journey of a lifetime.

Festivals:
Toronto IFF 2015, Busan IFF 2015, Unesco Award 2015, BFI London IFF 2015, Warsaw IFF 2015 (awarded), Mumbai IFF 2015, Kolkata IFF 2015, Brisbane IFF 2015 (Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2015), Torino IFF 2015, Antalya IFF 2015, Ajyal Youth Film Festival Qatar 2015, Dubai IFF 2015, Zlin 2016

Study guide: German

Study guide: Norwegian

World sales address/es:
Seville (CAN)

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