When God Sleeps

When God Sleeps


Till Schauder

2017, 1 h 28 min

Since the ajotollahs issued fatwa to him for high treason of Islam, the life of Shahin Najafi is in constant danger. In his rock-and-rap pieces, he often touches on the topics that are taboo in today’s Iran. He currently lives in Germany but each of his concerts is risky, both to the musicians and to the audience. The film is a portrait of an unrested artist who has to hide and often change his appearance but doesn’t stop playing nevertheless.

written by Till Schauder
director of photography Till Schauder, Gerardo Milsztein
music Max Avery Lichtenstein
edited by Tina Grapenthin 

cast Shahin Najafi, Leili Bazargan, Günter Wallraff, Majid Kazemi, Shahryar Ahadi
production Sara Nodjoumi, Till Schauder
distribution Partner Pictures

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Main Competition
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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