Original Title: Surnud Naine
Length: 100 min
Genre: Modern hostage drama
Year of production: 2021
Production Country: Estonia, Sweden, Finland
Starring: Frida Westerdahl, Ali Suliman, Ann Petrén,
Magnus Krepper, Jessica Grabowsky
Director: Kadri Kõusaar
Producer: Aet Laigu
MostAlice Film / Charlotte Most & Marie Larsson Guerpillon;
Greenlit Productions / Essi Haukkamaa & Merja Ritola
10/2021 Busan International Film Festival – World Premier
Best Film and Best Cinematography, National Estonian Film and Television Awards
On an assignment to the abandoned, lawless and apocalyptic Sinai coast a Swedish photo journalist Ingrid (Frida Westerdahl) is kidnapped by a gang of Palestinian men and hidden in the desert. Soon Ingrid finds herself falling in love with the most sympathetic of the abductors, Ali (Ali Suliman). Ali's boss Moussa suspects that something is going on and becomes increasingly dangerous and violent.
"This is a film about an all-conquering love between people from completely different cultural backgrounds who find each other in the desert. It is in the desert where the soul becomes naked and what really matters comes to the surface," describes the director Kadri Kõusaar.