"FOR THE GERMANS, I WAS A TURK, FOR THE MUSLIMS A JEW, FOR THE JEWS A YOUNG CRIMINAL FROM WEDDING"

"A Wet Dog is Better than a Dry Jew” tells the story of a German-Iranian who uncovers his iranian-jewish origins. Soheil, a first generation 15 year old boy from Germany, moves with his parents from Göttingen to Berlin’s Wedding district. At first, Soheil feels comfortable in his own skin because everyone in the Wedding district has black hair and dark skin, just like him. Since those around him are wearing gold chains in the district, Soheil puts his grandmother’s necklace around his neck. A gold Star of David. Soheil is jewish. When the young Arab boys see him with the necklace, he becomes a target of hatred. From this moment, he hides his identity. He begins wandering the streets at night painting them graffiti, when he eventually finds himself joining a gang. But the feeling of not belonging grows. Facing his jewish background, Soheil tries to find where he truly belongs.

GENRE

Drama 

LENGTH

90min

BASED ON

Ayre Sharuz Shalicar's "Ein nasser Hund ist besser als ein trockener Jude"

DISTRIBUTION

Warner Bros. Germany

SHOOTING LANGUAGE

German

TERRITORIES OF EXPLOITATION

Worldwide

SHOOTING PERIOD

October 2019

SHOOTING LOCATIONS

Berlin, Israel 

CAST

 Doguhan Kabadayi, Mohammad “Momo” Eliraqui,  Derya Dilber, 

Omar Antabli, Samy Abdel Fattah, Emircan Yildirim,

Hassan Kello, Khaliq Dad Yousufi, Abdullah Emre Öztürk,

Maradona Akkouch, Shirin Eck, Tuka Shaaban Ali Zaky “Tua” El-Fawwal,

Hussein Eliraqui, Robier Al Rashid, Kida Khodr Ramadan,

Dorka Gryllus, Christoph Letkowski, Judith Hofmann,

Ali Seyf, Marko Dyrlich, Ariella Hirshfeld,

Berfin Sönmez, 

SCRIPT

Damir Lukacevic

DIRECTOR

Damir Lukacevic

PRODUCER

Alexander van Dülmen, Stephan Wagner

CO-PRODUCER

A Company Hungary, Warner Bros. Germany

FUNDED BY

Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg

DEVELOPMENT STATUS

Production

NASSER HUND

(A WET DOG IS BETTER THAN A DRY JEW)

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