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  • Yusif is half Danish, half Arab travels to the Middle Eastern city of Medina - along with his pregnant Danish wife, Sarah. Yusif wants to start a new life with his wife in his father's hometown. He is convinced that this is where he belongs and happiness lies ahead. But shortly after their arrival, Yusif is unintentionally responsible for a beggar boy's death. The people of the street beat up Sarah and Yusif. She miscarries. He is put in prison for murder. The only thing that keeps Yusif's spirit up in the Arab prison, is the thought of seeing Sarah again and his faith in God. But when he realizes that he has to sit in a prison hole for the rest of his life, he loses his patience, faith and hope. All that is left is anger towards the Creator he used to love.

  • Yusif is half Danish, half Arab and Muslim arrives somewhere in the Middle East to the city of Medina - along with his pregnant Danish wife, Sarah. Yusif has not been in Medina since he was a boy and does not speak Arabic, but he wants to start a new life with his wife in his father's hometown. He is convinced that this is where he belongs and happiness lies ahead. But shortly after their arrival, Yusif is unintentionally responsible for a beggar boy's death. The people of the street beat up Sarah and Yusif. She miscarries. He is put in prison for murder. The only thing that keeps Yusif's spirit up in the Arab prison, is the thought of seeing Sarah again and his faith in God. But when he realizes that he has to sit in a prison hole for the rest of his life, he looses his patience, faith and hope. All he has left in his dark cell is disappointment and hatred in his heart. Hatred of life and hatred towards God, a God he used to trust. When Yusif finally escapes during a prison revolt he is anything but the Yusif who arrived in Medina with his beautiful pregnant wife.

  • AlMedinaMovieYusif is back in Medina, the hometown of his deceased father, along with his Danish pregnant wife Sarah. Quite many years have passed since his last visit. His God-fearing heart is following a dream of returning to his roots in search for peace and happiness with his wife and unborn child. But rapidly Yusif's dreams are shattered. Briefly after his arrival he is accused of killing a beggar boy in an attempt to protect his wife. Yusif's adventure is swapped with a dark isolation cell in prison. Long SynopsisStruggling to keep his faith in God, regardless of the cruelty he suffers from other prisoners, his cell door is eventually opened during a prison riot, and he is able to set himself free. But this is only the beginning of Yusif's dark travel. As he tries to find a way out of Medina, disastrous temptations are challenging his tranquility and his belief in his Creator. As Yusif is tried in his beliefs a harrowing march of tears and blood is about to bring him to the edge of damnation.


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  • Danish-Arab Yusif (Omar Shargawi) arrives with his pregnant wife Sarah (Sara Hjort Ditlevsen) to the city of Medina - in a nameless country, a place in a mythical Middle East. Yusif dreams of a harmonious life with his wife and their future child in his deceased father's homeland. But the dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Shortly after arrival, Yusif is involved in a street boy's death and he is imprisoned for murder. People in prison are everything but kind to foreign child murderer and Yusif is subjected to inhuman tortures from his fellow prisoners. Now Yusif loose everything - his dreams, his dignity, his wife and his child. And when Yusif one day escapes prison, he is everything but the hopeful human being he was when he first arrived at his father's birthplace. But Yusif´s spiritual journey has just begun. In his attempt to return to Denmark, he is drawn deeper into the darkest recesses of Medina. Evil and temptations are lurking everywhere and as the story progresses, it becomes clear that Yusif might never will find home.

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