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by Karzan Kader


Early 90's, Saddam Hussein's regime has put great pressure on the Kurdish region of Iraq. Two homeless Kurdish boys see Superman on the city's first cinema and decides to go to America. To get there, they need passports, money and a lot of luck. Unfortunately they have neither, but they still start their journey towards the dream of America.

international title: Bekas
original title: Bekas
country: Sweden, Finland, Iraq
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Karzan Kader
film run: 92'
release date: SE 30/11/2012, GB 11/01/2013, NL 11/07/2013, DE 10/04/2014
screenplay: Karzan Kader
cast: Zamand Taha, Sarwar Fazil
cinematography by: Johan Holmquist
film editing: Sebastian Ringler, Michal Leszczylowski
producer: Sandra Harms, Peter Possne
production: Sonet Film AB, Film i Väst, Helsinki Filmi Oy
distributor: Svensk Filmindustri AB, Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Farbfilm Verleih GmbH, Minerva Pictures Group, Asociatia Culturala Macondo


main awards/selection

Stockholm International Film Festival 2012
Dubai International Film Festival 2012
Göteborg International Film Festival 2013

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