Xhafer, a middle-aged middle-class German pharmaceutical engineer originally from Kosovo, suddenly feels discriminated against and bullied at work, which plunges him into a spiralling identity crisis. Do his colleagues simply dislike him? Or is there more to their hostility?
Visar Morina’s multi-award-winning psychodrama craftily disorients the viewer’s eye to create a sense of paranoia and unrest. Adding excellent touches of dark humour, Morina constructs an uncompromising investigation of the immigrant experience and xenophobia within urban middle class.
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