- Original title
Der Albaner (Shqiptari)
- Running time
- 105 min.
Johannes Naber, Christoph Silber, Andeta Spahivogli, Alexander Steimle
Nik Xhelilaj, Amos Zaharia, Çun Lajçi, Luan Jaha, Fatime Lajci, Vasillaq Godo, Elton Lomthi, Xhejlane Terbunja, Yllka Mujo, Gulielm Radoja, Besmir Halitaj, Ledio Janushi, Bruno Shllaku, Julian Deda, Ivan Shvedoff, Stipe Erceg, Eva Löbau, Andre Hennicke, Tomek Nowicki, Young-Shin Kim, Hazir Haziri, Lutz Blochberger, Heiko Pinkowski, Hans Jürgen Alf, Mehmet Arifi, Artan Islami, Xhelal Haliti
Co-production Germany-Albania; ARTE, Neue Schönhauser Filmproduktion, On Film Production, SWR
Drama | Immigration
- Synopsis / Plot
- Handsome Albanian villager Arben (the appealing Nik Xhelilaj, who looks set for a big international career) wants to marry Etleva, daughter of a neighboring clan, but her father has promised her to another man who is offering a 10,000 Euros bride price. But when it turns out Etleva is carrying Arben's child, the pressure is on for him to come up with the dowry before the baby is born -- and before her brothers take revenge for the dishonor he has brought their family. Fleeing to Berlin without papers, experience or knowledge of the language, Arben soon learns the ways of survival.
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