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Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):86
Premiere Status:SF-San Jose Bay Area Premiere
Original Language:Norwegian
Subtitles (Language):English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Mohammed Ahmed
Lisa Haider
Asim Chaudhry
Manish Sharma
Kriti Thepade
Director:Kaveh Tehrani
Producer(s):Ingvil Berger
Yngve Sæther
Screenwriter:Erlend Loe
Nora Landsrød
Cinematography:Annika Summerson
Music By:Harpreet Bansal
Editor:Zaklina Stojcevska


For Mahmoud, it’s normal for women to sunbathe or people to have fun around the lake. He grew up in Oslo with Pakistani parents. What he’s worried about is spending the summer without a penny in his pocket. Who’s going to hire somebody with a Muslim name for the summer? And there’s zero chance of vacation. His father drives a taxi day and night and still the family barely gets by.

When Uncle Ji comes to visit from Pakistan, Mahmoud is tasked with keeping him busy and making sure he doesn’t find anything to complain about. Ji is fascinated by the clean streets and fancy apartments, although Mahmoud’s family hardly lives in a posh neighborhood.

But when Mahmoud’s little brother Ali confides a secret, a carefully constructed web begins to unravel. The family is confronted with old wounds and new challenges. Kaveh Tehrani’s directorial debut, based on Gulraiz Sharif’s bestselling novel, is a lively family comedy about gender, class, and identity.

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