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Skaarab, a DJ from Cairo, is invited to play in Brussels; the gig of a lifetime. Just as a popular uprising breaks out in Egypt, he jumps on a plane and lands in a country he's never heard before: the Grand- Duchy of Luxembourg.

It all goes awry when he loses his passport and is mistaken for a refugee, forcing him to navigate an absurd tangle of eccentric characters and events.

Director: Adolf El Assal

Screenplay: Adolf El Assal / Dennis Foon / Sirvan Marogy

Producers: Deal Productions / Wady Films (Luxembourg)

Co-Producers: Caviar (Belgium) / Film Clinic (Egypt)

Support: Film Fund Luxembourg / Belgian Tax Shelter

Distribution: Netflix (MENA / CEE / DACH / Benelux) / Amazon Prime (USA) Wady Media (Benelux) / SP Releasing (North America) / AK Entertainment (South Korea) / SBS (Australia) / Film Clinic (MENA)

Sales: One.Two.Three Media

Type: Feature Fiction

Length: 86 mins

Genre: Comedy


 With the support of Filmfund Luxembourg

Cast: Karim Kassem / Eric Kabongo / Nilton Martins / Jean-Luc Couchard / Mourade Zeguendi / Stéphane Bissot / Paul Robert / Sarrah Abdelrahman / Mahmoud Elissy / Wesley Weigel / Besnik Limani / Dan Sluijzer / Elisabet Johannesdottir                                 


Max Öphuls Film Festival - 2020

Calgary Film Festival - 2019

Austin Film Festival - 2019

Luxembourg City Film Festival - 2019

Arab Film Festival Rotterdam - 2019

Beijing International Film Festival - 2019

MOOOV Filmfestival Belgium - 2019

Queen Palm International Film Festival USA - 2019


Netflix picks up Luxembourg-Egypt comedy ‘Sawah’ - Screen International


Audience Award - Festival du film arabe, Fameck

Cineuropa Award - EUFF Shanghai

Best Film - Queen Palm Film Festival


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