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The Friend (Fremder Freund)

Rating:No Rating
Release Date:December 11, 2003
Running time:106 minutes
Cast:Navid Akhavan, Fatih Alas, Ercan Durmaz, Elmar Fischer, Mavie Horbiger
Director:Elmar Fischer
Producer:Michael Amtmann, Sabine Lamby, Giulio Ricciarelli
Writer:Elmar Fischer, Tobias Kniebe
Distributor:Stardust Filmverleih

Description: Drawn from evidence that the 9/11 attacks were planned in student apartments in Hamburg, "The Friend" traces the lives and friendship of two college students. It addresses the cultural divisions facing us in the 21st century and the spread of terrorism that can foment and stem from these divisions. Yunes, the Yemeni roommate of German student Chris, leaves without warning or a forwarding address. A few days later, the 9/11 attacks occur. Chris and his companions begin to wonder: was Yemeni a terrorist?

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