Germany, Pakistan 2021 – Director: Anil Fastenau & Jakob Gehrmann – Screenplay: Anil Fastenau – Cinematography: Jakob Gehrmann – Music: Dominik Schuster – Starring: Anil Fastenau, Nargis Yaqoob, Faraz Yousaf, Francis Gulzar u.a. – 81 minutes

German premiere at the Münster Film Festival: The story of a young Pakistani refugee who is forced by economic and family circumstances to seek his fortune in Europe. The directorial debut of Anil Fastenau and Münster-born Jakob Gehrmann.

As a rickshaw driver, Qazi has limited skills, but he ends up in Germany, where he drives tourists around town in a bicycle rickshaw and sells flowers to everyone. After arriving in Germany, he applies for asylum, but is rejected. Misfortune rarely comes alone, and Qazi learns that his mother needs kidney surgery. The family needs money, and Qazi, who is in Europe, is expected to raise it. But he doesn’t know how.

Desperate to get enough money for the operation, he borrows €15,000 from Ray, a gangster with shady dealings. Ray demands that Qazi work as a male prostitute in his escort service. As a practicing Muslim, he suddenly finds himself confronted with a foreign society and its cultural values. Qazi has a guilty conscience and goes through a metamorphosis. By prostituting himself, he believes he can help his mother and eventually return to Pakistan. But fate has other plans for him.