Man from Beirut
|Language:||Arabic, German, English, Albanian|
|Producer:||Christoph Gampl, Kida Khodr Ramadan, Harry Flöter, Jörg Siepmann|
|Screenwriter:||Boris Naujoks, Christoph Gampl|
|Editor:||Marek Weinhold, Markus Cm Schmidt, Christoph Gampl|
|Cast:||Kida Khodr Ramadan, Blerim Destani, Susanne Wuest, James Biberi, Dunya Ramadan|
|Production:||chapplingo films int., 2Pilots Filmproduction, Kida Films|
Out of the dark - this is true for this film both on the story level and in terms of production. A hard-boiled thriller with a high-concept twist set in Berlin, Man from Beirut follows a blind hitman, Momo, as he tries to survive after his emotions have compromised the outcome of his latest „cleaning job“: He encounters a young girl in the wrong place at the wrong moment, but can’t pull the trigger this time - and finds himself on the run alongside fellow hitman Kadir. To make it out of the Berlin night alive, the killer has to turn against an army of former friends and new foes.
“Man from Beirut” was produced outside the normal confines of german filmmaking: No public budget, but fast hit-and-run production by director Christoph Gampl and his allies brought a film to life which boasts many well-known-faces of german filmmaking and German rap-star Veysel.
At the very center Kida Khodr Ramadan (recently rising to international fame as the dramatic centre of German series-smash-hit 4 Blocks) plays the blind-eyed-killer with a broken heart and surely could build upon a deep off-screen bond: His daughter Dunya Ramadan is having her screen debut in this black-and-white Berlin noir.