Tracing Addai

“I didn’t leave to get away from you, remember that.“ Six weeks after his sudden disappearance, Addai sends an email to his mother. She replies: “I need you here, or at least in a safe place.” Her son had emigrated to Syria. Addai was like a little brother to me. I'd often spent time with him - our families lived close by. His mother still lives there today. I see her angry, sad, and full of self-doubt. Without any success she searches for answers, until she gets a letter from a lawyer. His client Ilias is in prison. The verdict: supporting a terrorist organisation in a foreign country. Ilias wants to meet Addai’s mother and writes to her: “One thing you have to believe me, we left with good intentions.”

2018, MA-Abschlussfilm, Leuchtstoffprojekt, documentary

Crew

screenwriter:
Esther Niemeier
camera:
Omri Aloni
editor:
Sarah Christin Peter
music:
Robert Pilgram
director:
Esther Niemeier
production design:
Max-josef Schoenborn
Mischtonmeister/in:
Christoph Chevallerie
sound:
Alexandra Praet
screenwriter:
Sarah Christin Peter
screenwriter:
Britta Strampe
line producer:
Andrea Wohlfeil

Cast

main cast:
Kais Setti
main cast:
Benito Bause
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Festivals

Poitiers Film Festival