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Goodfellas - Baghdad Messi

Sahim Omar Kalifa

Baghdad Messi

Baghdad Messi

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Status: Completed

Director(s): Sahim Omar Kalifa

Main cast: Atheer Adel, Zahraa Ghandour, Ahmed Mohammed Adullah

Long synopsis : Iraq. Hamoudi (11) lives for football and his dream of being as outstanding as his hero Lionel Messi. One day, when he is unintentionally involved in an attack, he wakes up in hospital with only one leg. While his parents do everything to keep the family safe, Hamoudi fights to achieve his dream in spite of everything.


  • Atheer Adel, Zahraa Ghandour, Ahmed Mohammed Adullah


  • Producer(s): Hendrik Verthe, Kobe Van Steenberghe
  • Director(s): Sahim Omar Kalifa
  • Screenplay: Kobe Van Steenberghe
  • DP: Anton Mertens
  • Editing: Dorith Vinken
  • Genre(s): Drama

  • Production company: THE SEARCHERS
  • Language: Arabic, Kurdish
  • Duration: 88 min