Wajib

Drama
| 96 min
Arabic Arabic
| French Dutch German

After years of living abroad in Italy, Shadi returns to Nazareth rather reluctantly to fulfill his "wajib" (or duty) and distribute wedding invitations. As is the custom in his homeland, Shadi and his father are to personally deliver invitations to his sister's wedding. But the simmering tension between the two - who are stuck in a car, mostly in a traffic jam, because of the wajib - builds and exposes the comic chasms that exist between men who live in different worlds but share an unshakable bond. "This subtle road movie, buoyed by brilliant performances, revolves around a broken family. It expertly balances loneliness, politics, ethnographic study and subtle situational comedy." (filmdienst.de)