"In the face of extremists' bullet, curse and conspiracy, one must continue composing, singing, drawing and building." (From the film)


SUMMARY

Meet the Salman Rushdie of Rock.

Shahin Najafi is an Iranian poet and musician using his guitar and lyrics to fight against theocracy, poverty, social injustice and censorship. His underground band draws the attention of the authorities, and the threat of being jailed forces him to leave Iran, but never silences him. After immigrating to Germany, his criticism of the oppressive regime becomes even bolder as the bounty for his head increases to $500,000 from $100,000. In this political thriller disguised as a rockumentary, we follow an artist who creates relentlessly, no matter what the costs, who never stops without losing hope. As Shahin says, "God is not dead, it's just sleeping."

FESTIVALS

TRIBECA, KRAKOW

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Till Schauder is a director and actor, known for The Iran Job (2012) which received widespread domestic and international attention. When God Sleeps (2017) is his latest feature-length film.

CREDITS


  • Director
    TILL SCHAUDER
  • Screenplay
    TILL SCHAUDER
  • Cinematography
    GERARDO MILSZTEIN, TILL SCHAUDER
  • Editing
    TINA GRAPENTHIN
  • Music
    MAX AVERY LICHTENSTEIN
  • Cast
    SHAHIN NAJAFI, LEILI BAZARGAN, GÜNTER WALLRAFF
  • Producer
    SARA NODJOUMI, TILL SCHAUDER
  • Production Co.
    PARTNER PICTURES
  • Distributor
    RO*CO FILMS INTERNATIONAL

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