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Feature Film by Visar Morina, Drama, 104 min, Colour, 


©NiKo Film / Produksioni Krusha / Skopje Film Studio / Eaux Vives Productions / WDR / ARTE

funded by: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderungsanstalt FFA, nordmedia, Kosova Cinematography Center, Macedonian Film Fund, Cinema du Monde

Ger. Distribution: missingFILMs

World Sales: Heretic Outreach


Ten-year old Nori and his father Gesim earn their living by selling cigarettes in pre-war Kosovo of the nineties. Gesim will hear nothing of Nori’s mother. He is an expert at escaping the past and now he wants to flee Kosovo, without Nori. But the boy tries everything in his means to prevent his dad from leaving. An accident results. The shocked father takes Nori to the hospital. When Nori gets out, his father is simply gone. Angry, yet determined Nori sets out on a perilous journey to find his father and indeed finds him in Germany. With the persistence only a child can have, he confronts his father and can not forgive him for desertion.


Val Maloku, Astrit Kabashi, Adriana Matoshi, Enver Petrovci, Xhevedet Jashari, Armend Ismajli, Arijeta Ajeti, Alban Ukaj



Nicole Gerhards


Visar Krusha, Tomi Salkovski, 
Xénia Maingot

Associate Producer          

Kathrin Schlösser


Visar Morina                                                                                         


Matteo Cocco

Production Design

Jutta Freyer

Costume Design

Genoveva Kylburg

Make-up Design

Astrid Weber

Casting Director

Susanne Ritter, Blerta Basholli


Benedikt Schiefer


Stefan Stabenow, Anne Fabini, 
Maja Tennstedt

Sound Design

Igor Popovski

Supervising Sound Design

Malte Bieler

Re-Recording Mix

Thierry Delor

Line Producer

Katja Morgeneier

Head of 

Claudia Schurian

Commissioning Editors

Andrea Hanke (WDR) 
Georg Steinert (ARTE) 

Awards (Selection)

Filmfest München 2015, Best Director
Filmfest München 2015, Best Script 
Filmfest München 2015, Best Actor (Astrit Kabashi & Val Maloku)
Filmfest München 2015, One Future Prize
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015, Best Director
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015, Europa Cinema Label
Avvantura Film Festival 2015, Zadar, Best Actor (Val Maloku)
CinEast 2015, Special Jury Prize
Tirana International Film Festival 2015, Best Feature Film 
Tirana International Film Festival 2015, Media Jury Special Mention
Film Festival Cottbus 2015, Best Debute Film
Bosphorus International Film Festival, Best Feature Film
Bosphorus International Film Festival, Best Screenplay
28th Panorama of European Cinema Athens, Audience Prize
15th Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen, Brussels, Prix Cineuropa
15th Marakech International Film Festival (FIFM), Special Jury Prize
Premiers Plans- Angers Film Festival 2016, Best Male Actor Prize (Astrit Kabashi)

Festivals (Selection)

33rd International Film Festival Munich, New German Cinema
50th International Film Festival Karlovy Vary, Competition
59th BFI London International Film Festival, Dare
Reykjavik International Film Festival 2015, New Visions
Adelaide Film Festival 2105, Competition
30th Unabhängiges Filmfest Osnabrück
, Eröffnungsfilm
Reykjavik International Film Festival, Competition
17th Motovun Film Festival, Competition
20th Busan International Film Festival, Flash Forward
31st Haifa International Film Festival, The Carmel International Film Competition
Preselection European Filmpreis 2015
Preselection German Filmpreis 2016

Babai at Filmfest München

Babai at International Film Festival Karlovy Vary