Sisters Apart

by Daphne Charizani

Sisters Apart


Rojda is a young German soldier with Kurdish-Iraqi roots who has lived in Germany since childhood. She is now looking for her mother Ferhat in a Greek refugee camp. When the two finally find each other after so many years apart, they are overjoyed. But their happiness soon fades when Rojda learns that her sister Dilan is still in Iraq. Rojda succeeds in bringing her mother to Germany, but she is unable to reach her sister. When the phone rings and Dilan mentions Kurdish fighters, Rojda is filled with fear. She decides to request a redeployment to Erbil in Iraq so she can find her sister. Once there, Rojda quickly wins the trust of the female fighters. But the more intensely she searches for her sister, the more she becomes caught between the two sides.


Almila Bagriacik: Rojda Xani
Zübeyde Bulut: Berivan
Maryam Boubani: Ferhat Xani
Christoph Letkowski: Alex Breidmeier
Gonca de Haas: Dilan
NIels Bruno Schmidt: Fuhrmann
Yiannis Niarros: Officer Dimitri
Lucas Prisor: Tom
Ceylan Bulus: Rozerin Mafakhery
Jyana Karami: Navdil Abdulquader


Director: Daphne Charizani
Screenwriter: Daphne Charizani
Director of Photography: Falko Lachmund
Editing: David J. Rauschning
Music: Florian Tessloff
Sound Design: Manuel Laval
Sound: Aris Athanasopoulos, Jörg Kidrowski
Art Director: Thomas Freudenthal, Yula Zoiopoulou
Costumes: Jutta Krämer
Producers: Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Kostas Lambropoulos
Production Companies: Pallas Film, Match Factory Productions, View Master Films

Technical Data

format: DCP / colour/ 5.1
length: 93 min.
original languages: German, English and Kurdish

original title: Im Feuer

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