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by Annemarie Jacir


Abu Shadi is a divorced father and a school teacher in his mid-60s living in Nazareth. After his daughter’s wedding in one month he will be living alone. Shadi, his architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help his father in hand delivering the wedding invitations as per local Palestinian custom. As the estranged pair spend the day together, the tense details of their relationship come to a head challenging their fragile and very different lives.

international title: Duty
original title: Wajib
country: Palestine, France, Germany, Colombia, Norway, Denmark, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Annemarie Jacir
film run: 96'
screenplay: Annemarie Jacir
cast: Saleh Bakri, Mohammad Bakri, Maria Zreik
cinematography by: Antoine Héberlé
film editing: Jacques Comets
art director: Nael Kanj
costumes designer: Hamada Atallah
producer: Ossama Bawardi
co-producer: Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin, Cristina Gallego, Katrin Pors, Ruben Thorkildsen
production: JBA Production, Klinkerfilm, Ape&Bjørn AS, Snowglobe, Metafora Productions (QA), Ciudad Lunar (CO), Schortcut Films (AE)

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