The Sleeper's Wife
Filmfest 2010

Karla is convinced that her husband Zaid is the most loving father possible for their nine-year-old son Hamy – right up to the day that he and Hamy suddenly vanish... Zaid is a sleeper who has lived and maintained a low profile in Germany for many years, and now he has finally been activated. Still hoping that there is a valid reason for their disappearance, and ignoring all warnings, she sets off to find Hamy. Karla and Hamy’s reunion in the middle of a desert village is short-lived: Zaid’s brother Murat appears on the scene and forcibly takes the two to his parent’s house as prisoners. Zaid makes a sincere attempt to convince Karla to convert to Islam, which would also mean she would have to embrace his commitment to the Holy War… Karla manages to summon up enough courage to escape with Hamy but their car runs out of gas in the middle of the desert... Production Notes

tags: Feature film

Cast: Yvonne Catterfeld, Ercan Durmaz, René David Ifrah, Faraz Kafi, David A. Hamade


Director: Edzard Onneken