WET DOG / Ein Nasser Hund
dir. Damir Lukacevic, GERMANY, 2021, 103min
The 16-year-old Iranian Soheil moves to a largely Muslim neighborhood in Berlin. He quickly befriends young Turks, Kurds and Arabs from the local gang and falls in love with the Turkish girl Selma. But Soheil has a secret: he’s not a Muslim, but an Iranian Jew. Based on a provocative autobiography "A Wet Dog is Better than a Dry Jew" (an anti-Semitic Iranian saying) and developed with young, non-professional actors, the movie tells a story of a teenager caught between hiding his Jewish identity and saving his life.