Filmfest 2019

German Age Rating

Film Website

In the late 1980s, 15-year-old Qodrat lives on the streets of Kabul, where he sells movie tickets on the black market. A big Bollywood fan, he daydreams himself into some of his favorite movie scenes. One day, the police take him to the Soviet orphanage. But in Kabul, the political situation is changing. Qodrat and all the other children want to defend their country from the occupiers.

tags: History, Society, Youth/Coming of Age, Feature film

Cast: Qodratollah Qadiri, Sediqa Rasuli, Masihullah Feraji, Hasibullah Rasooli, Anwar Hashimi


Screenplay: Shahrbanoo Sadat

Director of Photography: Virginie Surdej

Film Editor: Alexandra Strauss

Sound: Sigrid DPA Jensen, Anne Gry Friis Kristensen

Producer: Katja Adomeit

Production Company: Adomeit Film

Co-Producer: Marina Perales Marhuenda, Xavier Rocher, Jani Thiltges, Shahrbanoo Sadat

Co-Production Company: Adomeit Germany, La Fabrica Nocturna, Samsa Film, Wolf Pictures

World Sales: Luxbox

Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat


The daughter of Afghan refugees, Shahrbanoo Sadat was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1990. Her experience growing up in a remote village in Afghanistan informs her films. WOLF AND SHEEP (2016) and THE ORPHANAGE (2019) are the first two parts of a planned pentalogy based on an unpublished autobiography.