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In this youth film, the talented Hamoudi (11) from Baghdad works hard at fulfilling his dream to become a pro football player. But then, being one of the victims of a suicide attack, he wakes up in hospital seriously injured
Baghdad, 2009. The talented Hamoudi (11) lives for football. During a junior match, the boy gets seriously injured in a horrible suicide attack. When he wakes up in hospital, he has lost one leg and all his future dreams. While his parents try to provide safety for their family, Hamoudi tries to keep his passion for football alive. The Belgian-Kurdish director Sahim Omar Kalifa (Zagros) based this youth drama on personal experiences.


Sound Design
Production Design
Production company
A Team Productions
Distributor NL
The Searchers
Co-production company
Column Film
10.80 Films
Visual Effects

Title: Baghdad Messi
Year: 2023
Duration : 1 hour, 24 minutes
Category: Feature fiction film
Edition: NFF 2023

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