Opens Friday, July 26, 2024


Xatar’s path from the ghetto to the top of the music charts is a dram atic adventure story. From the hell of an Iraqi prison, Giwar Hajabi came to Germany as a young boy with his family in the mid-1980s and landed at the very bottom. There were opportunities, but many more stumbling blocks. In no time, he went from a petty criminal to a big-time dealer. Until a shipment goes missing. To settle his debts with the cartel, Giwar plans a legendary gold heist.

  • Country Germany, Netherlands, Morocco, Mexico
  • Language German, Kurdish, Turkish, Dutch, English, Arabic with English Subtitles
  • Year 2022
  • Running Time 140 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Strand Releasing
  • Director Fatih Akin
  • Cast Emilio Sakraya, Mona Pirzad, Kardo Razzazi, Ilyes Moutaoukkil
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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