Night Courier


Directed by Ali Kalthami


Black comedy , Drama , Thriller

111 min


Saudi Arabia




In the heart of Riyadh, where desperation and opportunity collide, MANDOOB brings forth the gripping tale of Fahad Algadaani, a mentally fragile man racing against time to save his ailing father. As his world crumbles under the weight of financial burden and societal indifference, Fahad’s life takes an unexpected turn when he is forced to make ends meet as a humble delivery mandoob (Arabic for courier).

However, a chance encounter uncovers a dark underbelly of the city— one thriving on illegal dealings and illicit activities. Thrusted into the vestibules of the rapidly growing city, Fahad is confronted with a dangerous proposition that promises to solve all his monetary woes. Yet, this tantalizing opportunity comes at a great cost—he must risk everything he holds dear, including his principles and the fragile sanity he clings to.

Festival Selections

TIFF - Discovery Palm Springs FF Red Sea FF Torino FF



  • Glasgow Film Festival
  • Toronto Arab Film Festival
  • Safar Film Festival
  • Rotterdam Arab Film Festival
  • Red Lottus Asian Film Festival Vienna
  • ALFILM, the Arab Film Festival of Berlin
  • Malmö Arab Film Festival
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
  • Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival
  • Joburg Film Festival
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival |


  • Toronto International Film Festival | Discovery
  • Red Sea Film Festival |
  • Torino Film Festival |
  • International Film Festival of India |
  • Windsor International Film Festival |
  • Zurich Film Festival |

About the Director

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Ali Kalthami

Ali Kalthami is a Saudi producer, writer, and director. His work includes the shorts La Yekthar Show (10) and Wasati (16). Mandoob (23) is his feature debut.


La Yekthar Show (2020)

Wasati (2016)

Mandoob (2023)

Cast & Crew

Mohamad Aldokhei, Mohammed Altawyan, Hajar Alshammari
Ali Kalthami, Mohammed Algarawi
Ahmed Tahoun
Fakhreddine Amri
Sound design & mix:
Aurélien Lebourg

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