Wajib

Drama
| 96
Arabic
| German

After years in Italy, Shadi returns to his native Nazareth. He is back rather reluctantly to fulfill his "wajib" (or duty) and distribute wedding invitations. Together with his father, Shadi is to distribute the 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. "The subtle road movie, carried by brilliant actors, revolves around a broken family and skillfully balances loneliness, politics, ethnographic study and fine situation comedy." (filmdienst.de)