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by Sahim Omar Kalifa


In war-torn Iraq, a ten-year-old boy with a crippling injury has an unquenchable passion for football.

international title: Baghdad Messi
original title: Baghdad Messi
country: Belgium, Netherlands, Iraq
sales agent: Goodfellas
year: 2023
genre: fiction
directed by: Sahim Omar Kalifa
film run: 88'
screenplay: Kobe Van Steenberghe, Ruth Mellaerts, Sahim Omar Kalifa
cast: Ahmed Mohammed Abdullah, Atheer Adel, Zahraa Ghandour
cinematography by: Anton Mertens
music: Frédéric Vercheval
producer: Hendrick Verthé
production: A Team Productions, Column Film, 10:80 Films, Mîtosfilm (IQ)
distributor: The Searchers

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