Rheingold

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Rheingold

original title:

Rheingold

directed by:

cast:

Emilio Sakraya, Mona Pirzad, Sogol Faghani, Kardo Razzazi, Ugur Yücel, Denis Moschitto, Huseyin Top, Arman Kashani, Ensar "Eno" Albayrak, Adam Bousdoukos

screenplay:

Fatih Akin, from the book "Alles oder Nix" by Giwar Hajabi

cinematography:

Rainer Klausmann

set design:

costume design:

Katrin Aschendorf

country:

Germany/Italy/Netherland

year:

2022

film run:

140'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (12/08/2022)

festivals & awards:

Xatar’s way from the ghetto to the top of the charts is as dramatic as it is daring: Fatih Akin’s new film is based on the autobiographical novel »Alles oder Nix« (»All or Nothing«) of the probably most authentic exponent of German gangsta rap. From the hell of an Iraqi jail, Giwar Hajabi (Emilio Sakraya) emigrated to Germany as a young boy with his family in the mid-1980s and has to start right at the bottom. There are opportunities, but far more obstacles. Giwar’s rise from petty criminal to major dealer is swift. Until one shipment goes missing. In order to clear his debts with the cartel, he plans a legendary gold heist. But just as everything goes wrong, another door opens for Giwar thanks to his passion for music…