Return, 16 min (Germany, 2022)


The film is set in Damascus in spring 2013.

Husam is an ordinary Syrian soldier. He fights alongside the dictator and has been in national service for three years. Husam hasn‘t been home for eight months. After his military regiment was ordered to move to Aleppo (which often means death at that time of the war), Husam bribes his officer to grant him a 24-hour leave to go and visit his family in Damascus. Husam wants to use this short leave to escape military service, but he could not do so without the support of his Mother.

Official Selection:

– Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2022

– Kurzsuechtig Mitteldeutsches Kurzfilmfestival 2022