Tracing Addai

Short Film/Animation, Germany 2018

In his early twenties Addai leaves his entire life behind and moves to Syria to help victims of the civil war. At first he is assigned kitchen duty together with Ilias. Addai writes to his mother: “Don’t worry about me, I’m fine.” Two years later Addai’s mother receives a letter from prison. Ilias has been sentenced for terrorism by a German court. He wants to meet her and writes: “One thing you have to believe me, we went there with good intentions."
30 min
HD
Starting at 15
Audio language:
German

Awards

Nordic Film Days Lübeck 2018 Cinestar Award
FILMZ 2018 Best Documentary
achtung berlin 2019 new berlin film award

More information

Director:

Esther Niemeier

Composer:

Robert Pilgram

Producer:

Britta Strampe

Cast:

Benito Bause (Addai in Syria)

Kais Setti (Ilias)

Original title:

Tracing Addai

Original language:

German

Format:

16:9 HD, Color

Ratings:

FBW "especially valuable"

Age rating:

Starting at 15

Audio language:

German