44 – Ich hol’ meine Cousins

Directed by Ikiru.
DOP: Jide Tom Akinleminu
Edit: Angel Cano
Producer: Felix Kriegsheim

14-year old Selim is a math-nerd from one of Berlin’s toughest neighborhoods, but instead of getting into trouble he does homework, helps his mom and takes care of his kitten. Until one day a neighbor who owes him money leaves Selim hanging with a strange bundle. Inside… is almost a quarter-kilo of marijuana. Along with a new accomplice Selim suddenly begins to explore the joys and perils of the drug profession.

Based mostly on actual fact and full of neo-realistic ambition “44. I’m’a get my cousins.” does its best to deliver an intimate and non-judgemental portrayal of a human tragedy rather than another sensationalized marginalization.

44. I’m’a get my cousins is intended as a prequel to the feature film 44.Haraam, which continues to explore the lives of Selim and Sebastian as adults.

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