Wet Dog

Solheil is 15 years old when his Jewish-Iranian family moves to Wedding, one of Berlin’s multicultural, mostly Muslim neighborhoods. While the other kids listen to hip hop music and the Wedding Tigers gang dominates the city with their graffiti and starts fights with other local gangs, Soheil, in order to be accepted, hides his true origins. By night he becomes King Star, covering the city with mural paintings; by day he flirts with Selma, one of the cool girls. Until one day Soheil’s group of friends decides to rob a jewelry store, “the Jewish quarter”. That’s when Soheil must come to terms with who he is and where he comes from.
Based on a provocative autobiography written twenty years ago by Arye Sharuz Shalicar, A Wet Dog is Better Than a Dry Jew (a title that encapsulates the prejudices that drove the author’s parents out of Iran), Wet Dog raises questions about cultural diversity, religious identity and how they intersect with friendship, especially during the exploratory phase of adolescence.

With the presence of the leading character, actor Doguhan Kabadayi
In collaboration with the German Consulate in Barcelona and the Goethe Institut

Damir Lukacevic
Germany 2021
103 min.

Kida Khodr Ramadan, Dorka Gryllus, Christoph Letkowski, Samy Abdel Fattah, Doguhan Kabadayi, Judith Hofmann, Marko Dyrlich, Ariella Hirshfeld, Miguel Francisco, Mohammad Eliraqui, Derya Dilber, Maradona Akkouch, Hussein Eliraqui

Friday 21/10 – 18.00h
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