Directed by Haider Rashid



72 min


Iraq Italy Kuwait


English Arabic Bulgarian English Arabic Bulgarian


Kamal has fled Iraq to try to enter "Fortress Europe". At the Turkish-Bulgarian border, local mercenaries are ruthlessly hunting down migrants. Alone in the forest, Kamal has three days to escape.

International Releases

Sold territories Uk & Ireland - BULLDOG FILM DISTRIBUTION Europe- HBO Europe Italy - I WONDER PICTURES

Press Reviews

“Makes its point with urgency and compassion” Screen International “A film testimonial which keeps the audience on the edge of their seats” Cineuropa



  • Quinzaine des Cinéastes |
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival |
  • Cinemamed |


  • International Film Festival of Kerala |

About the Director

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Haider Rashid

HAIDER RASHID was born in 1985 of mixed Iraqi and Italian origins. He has directed features TANGLED UP IN BLUE (2010), SILENCE: ALL ROADS LEAD TO MUSIC (2011), IT'S ABOUT TO RAIN (2013) and STREET OPERA (2015), the short film THE DEEP (2013) and NO BORDERS (2016), Italy’s first VR film. His films have won awards at Venice Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival and the Nastri d’Argento award ceremony.


Tangled Up In Blue (2009)

  • I've seen Films International Film Festival - Best Feature Film Award

Street Opera (2015)

No Borders (2016)

  • La Biennale di Venezia - MigrArti Prize

Cast & Crew

Adam Ali (Kamal), Svetlana Yantcheva (Svetlana), Pietro Ciciriello (Gorsky), Gassid Mohammed (Gassid), Mohamed Zouaoui (Trafficker), Erfan Rashid (Erfan)
Haider Rashid, Sonia Giannetto
Jacopo Maria Caramella
Haider Rashid, Sonia Giannetto
Sound design & mix:
Giandomenico Petillo, Gabriele Fasano
Daniel Bernabei, Luca Prestini
Haider Rashid
Production Company:
Radical Plans
Co-production Company:
Beyond Dreams (Koweït), Fair Play (Italie)

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