In this wry, tongue-in-cheek tale, Ahmad, an ultra-laid back construction contractor who loves a good game of cards, gets tangled up in an unfortunate business deal. He uses a client's down payment to help his cousin import 10 brand-new laptops and hopes to make a small profit from it.
But due to customs procedures, the imported laptops are not released in time. Unable to do the job or pay the money back, Ahmad is sentenced to three months in prison for fraud. Coming to terms with his new surroundings, where food and drink are not a worry, where new friendships are struck, and where no cell phones are ringing, Ahmad gradually feels something that he's never felt before-liberty. Halfway through his sentence his biggest worry becomes losing this freedom after his release and, above all, having to deal with a bigger debt. This wittily scripted first fiction feature from noted documentary-maker Massad pleasingly upends genre stereotypes.
"An accomplished and likeable comedy for Mideast film fans." Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
Winner: Special Jury Award, Best Actor, Warsaw
|Original Language Title:||Inshallah Estafadit|
|Running Time:||83 minutes|
|Premier Status:||U.S. Premiere|
|Awards:||Special Jury Award for Best Actor, Warsaw|
|Director:||Mahmoud al Massad|
|Producers:||Thanassis Karathanos, Dima Hamadallah, Julius Ponten, Mahmoud al Massad|
|Principal Cast:||Ahmad Thaher, Maher Khammash, Odai Hijazi, Mahmoud al Massad, Nadeem Rimawi|
|Editor:||Mahmoud al Massad, Wouter van Lujin, Simon el Habre, Petar Markovic|
|Screenwriter:||Mahmoud al Massad|
|International Sales Company:||Beta Cinema|