When a magician’s trick goes wrong at the six-year-old Mando’s birthday party, an avalanche of coincidental absurdities befalls the boy’s family. The magician turns Sami, the authoritative Egyptian father, into a chicken and fails to bring him back. The mysterious transformation of the father sets the family off on a tragically funny adventure of self discovery to survive without the patriarch.
Rasha, the passive mother, is suddenly responsible for the family. She slowly transforms into a stronger woman and mother. Ramadan, the teenage son, is forced to take up his fathers’ job in order to earn some money for the family. Mando struggles without his father but finds solace in his older brother. When the father comes back as an invalid, he is more of a burden. His long awaited return is nothing but disappointment. The family learns that life is possible without a dictator as a leader.
Greece, France, Egypt, The Netherlands
Feature / Dark Comedy
Directed by: Omar El Zohairy
Written by: Omar El Zohairy
Produced by: Still Moving, Heretic, Kepler, Synergy films