The Stranger


In a small village in the occupied Golan Heights, the life of a desperate unlicensed doctor, Living through an existential crisis, takes another unlucky turn when he encounters a man wounded in the war in Syria. Defying all community expectations in times of war and national crisis, he ventures forth to meet his newly found destiny.

Screenplay: Ameer Fakher Eldin

Cinematography: Niklas Lindschau

Editing: Ameer Fakher Eldin

Cast: Ashraf Barhoum, Amal Kais, Mohammad Bakri, Amer Hlehel

Producer: Tony Copti, Jiries Copti, Dorothe Beinemeier

Production: Fresco Films, Red Balloon Film

Ameer Fakher Eldin

Syrian screenwriter and director. He was born in the former Soviet Union to Syrian parents from the occupied Golan Heights. After earning his BA in Film Studies, he made several award-winning short films. Fakher Eldin serves as a jury member on various film funds. His debut film AL GARIB (“The Stranger”) is also the first feature film from the Golan Heights. His next film project, “Nothing of nothing remains” is in development.

MENA Premiere

Syria, Palestine, Germany

Fiction, 2021, Color, 112 min

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 Ameer Fakher Eldin