Nobadi

Genre:
Drama
Year:
2018
Language:
German
Format:
100 minutes
Starring:
Directed by:
Produced by:
epo-film
From the director of "BREATHING" (Cannes 2011).

"Nobody I am called by mother, father and by all my comrades." (HOMER/ODYSSEY))


Robert, a 91 year old, cranky pensioner, lives on a small allotment in Vienna. His dog died during the night and he wants to dig a hole behind his cabin to bury him. But failing to dig it himself he begrudgingly hires a young man from Afghanistan, Adib. While the two struggle to trust each other, Adib finds ways to pacify and appease the angry old man. Robert finds out that Adib has a wound on his foot, which seems rather badly covered up, but Adib pretends that all is well. When the work is done, Robert seems relieved to have the foreigner out of his back yard. Yet a little while later, when Robert finds Adib unconscious at the bus stop, he knows he will need to help the young man. When Adib regains consciousness, he refuses to go to hospital out of fear to be deported. Robert decides to take matters into his own hands to save this young man and the two spend a night together that is so full of chance, will-power and inner revelation, that it sometimes appears hard to believe that these two found each other.