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Filmfest 2008

Amer and Zohair are best friends in Damascus. When Zohair is sent to prison for a crime he did not commit, Amer takes care of his friend's wife and daughter, in addition to his own wife and family and his day job as a baker. As a result, Amer has to bend over backwards to keep up with all his responsibilities. As he races back and forth in the Syrian capital, always on call (the title refers to cell phone coverage), his life takes on an almost slapstick-like tempo. One has to wonder why Amer does it all. When Zohair is finally to be released after many years in prison, he starts to realize why: He's fallen in love with his best friend's wife. Now he has to face up to it ...

tags: Feature film

Cast: Fayez Qazak, Seba Mobarak, Faduaa Soliman, Mohamad Kanouh


Director: Abdellatif Abdelhamid