Dir: Milad Alami
Cast: Payman Maadi, Amirali Abanzad, Ahmed Abdullahi
119mins   2023   Sweden | Norway   15   Swedish | Persian    Subtitled   

Part of our Refugee Stories series

In the aftermath of a devastating rumor, Iman and his family have been forced to flee Iran.

As refugees, they end up in a run-down hotel in northern Sweden. Despite feeling powerless, Iman tries to maintain his role as the family patriarch.

To increase their chances of asylum, he breaks a promise to his wife and joins the local wrestling club.

As the rumors start to resurface, Iman's fear and desperation begin to take a hold.

'Alami maintains suspense at both ends of his narrative without making a blank cypher of his protagonist, played with seething specificity by an electrifying Payman Maadi' - Guy Lodge, Variety