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Soheil is 16 when his Jewish-Iranian family moves to Wedding, one of Berlin’s multicultural, mostly Muslim, neighborhoods. While the other kids listen to hip hop music, and the Wedding Tigers gang dominates the city with their graffiti and start fights with other local crews, Soheil hides his true origins. At night he becomes the writer “King Star,” covering the city in colorful tags and mural paintings; during the day, he flirts with Selma–one of the cool girls. One day, Soheil’s gang of friends decides to rob the local “Jew-lery”–as they call it–run by none other than Soheil’s parents. It’s then that Soheil must embrace who he is and where he comes from, with regular visits to the local library to learn about Judaism. Based on a provocative autobiography written twenty years ago, this edgy drama raises questions of cultural diversity, religious identity, and how they intersect with friendship–especially during the phase of rawness and exploration that are one’s teenage years.
Germany, 2021, 103 MIN, Directed by Damir Lukacevic, In German with English Subtitles
“Fresh, exciting, new & important! With its courage to embrace ambivalence and a radically honest narrative style, ‘Wet Dog’ is both authentic and exciting.”– MOVIEBUFFCINEPHILE