Alles Gut

Alles gut

For eight-year-old Djaner, his first day at school in Hamburg seems like won­der­land. It’s class­ma­te Lena’s bir­th­day; she gets pres­ents and the who­le class sings for her. Djaner, a Roma from Macedonia, has only known school as a place to fear a bea­ting and he’s speechl­ess. The trau­ma­tis­ed young boy has migra­ted to Hamburg with his brot­her and mother; the fami­ly hopes to final­ly live in peace. Meanwhile, 11-year-old Ghofran just wants to go home at first. She lis­tens to Arabic rap and, in her head, she still lives in Syria, while her father Adel is busy fight­ing for them to be able to stay in Hamburg. At the school whe­re she’s lear­ning German, Ghofran meets other girls who are allo­wed to do ever­y­thing – wear make-up, swim … it’s a com­ple­te­ly new expe­ri­ence and initi­al­ly, she rejects it out of hand. With each day that pas­ses, Ghofran beco­mes more and more con­fi­dent and secu­re, while Djaner strug­gles with his pent-up rage.

D 2016, 95 Min.
Buch, Regie, Kamera und Ton: Pia Lenz
Montage: Stephan Haase
Musik: The Notwist