Synopsis: Iraq in the early 1990 was a devastating land to survive in. When we think of Iraq, the first thing that tends to pop into our minds is the war and Saddam Hussein. But there is another side too - it is perhaps the most notorious country in the world and it goes by the name Kurdistan. Welcome to BEKAS. This is a story about two homeless brothers (Zana, 6) and (Dana, 10) who live on the edge of survival. In the beginning of the story they catch a glimpse of Superman through a hole in the wall at the local cinema. Zana and Dana decide that they want to go to America and live with Superman. Once they get there he can solve all their problems, make their lives easy and punish everyone that has been mean to them. Zana, the younger brother, starts to make a list of all people he is going to tell Superman to punish. On top of the list is Saddam Hussein. Dana on the other hand makes a concrete plan for what they need to get there; money, passports, transportation and a way to get across the boa
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Karzan Kader
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
97 min

Brother, you did!

Do paint, brother!

Good, good!

Now make a goal!

Press, press!

Why did you do about my brother?

Do not get beat, Zana!

- I do not!

I do not get to the goal!

I just averted a ball!

Well done, brother.

- Est ball!

What are you doing?

- Goal.

You idiot, why do not you taken the ball?

- No fault was mine, he fooled!

Film Theatre is Superman!

Superman is here!

Theater is Superman!

Superman is here!

Brother, Superman is here.

Superman, Superman!

Do not move.

I told you, do not move!

Car out of the way!

- Get yourself out of the way!

Superman starts out of the way!

- Who the hell is Superman?

What are you doing, you mutts!

What are you doing?

Son of a bitch!

You violate my car!

The program is Superman.

Tickets dinar.

Do not leave this in between!

The program Superman.

Do we have two dinars?

Who needs money?

Come on!

Zana, please.

Jump up!

Here, the donkey!

Did I tell you to climb up there?

- You do not.

Down then and now!

What are you doing here?

Movies, you have to buy a ticket.

- Brother, help!

Damn bitch!

- Help me!

Please, do not hit him!

- Get out of here!

I throw you down?

Woe betide any more to come!

- Brother!

Kadotkaa of my sight!

Bloody Ashdod!

Stop cry out. Behave!

- Why should I?

So what you want to do?

I want to tintata her muzzle.

- Why do not you do it?

He put pressure on me.

If the father was still alive,

no one would dare touch us!

Brother, brother!

Superman did it.

What are you looking at?

- America.

Who is it? - It is a big city.

Superman lives there.

There is a wildly high-rise buildings,

which extend until December.

How do you know?

- I have read in English.

Brother! I know America.

Superman lives there.

Right. Superman speaks American.

We, too, need to change to get there.

Where are you going?

- To get bread and water.

America has a long way to go.

You said that we change the

get there. - We can not just leave.

Why? There is not anyone there.

- We do not have passports, moron.

What's passport?

- Small Booklet.

This is a picture of you

, as well as your own, and your father's name.

But for us, we do not have a father.

- Then it's just your name.

Come on, let's go!


Is Baba Shalid here?

- No, he's out.

Did you get your things?

- Yes.

Son of a bitch.

Hello, Uncle Ishmael.

- Hello, Uncle Ishmael.

Bye, boys.

Hi all, please come here!

To polish your shoes!

Come on, everybody!

We splendor of the work!

Peilinkirkkaiksi to polish your shoes!

Right this way, folks!

Come on!

Do not you ashamed of Uncle

walk around in dirty shoes?

America, you would be laughed.

What are you talking about?

Do not embarrass me in front of people.

So you are ashamed of?

You can not fool me.

Dinars will make you a man.

- What did you say?

Dinars do your shoes man.

- That's what I do.

Polish them.

Brother, that's rude,

do not stare at him.

Stop staring.

- Shut up and do your work.

Here, good people!

To polish your shoes!

Shut up!

Surely it goes to hearing.

This way, people!

To polish your shoes,

come here, good people!


- Come on!

Professor, this is only half the

dinars. We asked for one dinar.

Let it go.

- And he's pretending to be a professor.

People are willing to pay a lot of


They were then smuggled into Baghdad. - Uncle?

Oh, boy?

- What does a passport cost?

What do you do with a passport?

- I'm going with my brother to America.

It will cost at least

7000 or 8000 dinars.

Get out of here now!

Do not come back.

What do we do now?

- Let's work hard and save.

7000 and 7000 to me for you,

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Karzan Kader

Karzan Kader (born 8 September 1982) is a Kurdish film actor, director, writer. He lives in Stockholm. Karzan Kader was nine years old when his family fled Kurdistan during the Iraq War in 1990. They settled in Sweden where Kader and his siblings were raised. In 2007 he enrolled in Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (SADA) to study directing. His short film "Bekas" eventually won a Student Oscar and was developed into the acclaimed feature-length film by the same name. Karzan graduated from Dramatiska Institutet as a Film director in 2010 and won a Student Award for his graduation film. more…

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