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Baghdad Messi

English title: Baghdad Messi
Original title: Baghdad Messi
German title: Baghdad Messi
Belgium, 2022

Director: Kalifa, Sahim Omar
Production company: The Searchers, A Team Productions
Co-producers: Column Film, 10.80 Films
Age recommendation: 16 years and up
Length: 84 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Iraq 2009. Hamoudi (11) lives for football and his dream of being as outstanding as his hero Lionel Messi. One day, when he is unintentionally involved in an attack, he wakes up in hospital with only one leg. While his parents do everything to keep the family safe, Hamoudi fights to achieve his dream in spite of everything.

JEF CFF Vlaanderen 2023, Luxembourg IFF 2023, Zlin CFF 2023, Schlingel CFF Chemnitz (awarded), Filem’on CFF Brussels 2023, KiKiFe CFF Schwäbisch Gmünd 2024, Kristiansand CFF 2024

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