ALIAS is a feature documentary directed by Jens Junker.
ALIAS provides a fascinating account of a man who grew up in apparently idyllic circumstances as part of a strictly religious German family. Never really registering the fact that his appearance seems different to his brothers and unusual for a German, the man is in his twenties before his father eventually reveals the supposed truth of his son’s real identity in an argument.
The family emerges as a structure of hypocrisy, its members as silent guardians of secret knowledge. It is years later before the protagonist finds the courage to return to his childhood village, to speak with members of his family, and to subsequently travel to Lebanon, where he finally encounters a familiar-looking stranger.
Max Ophüls Preis, Germany (Best Documentary)
Expresión En Corto, Mexico (Best Feature Documentary)
Festival de Cine De Monterrey (Best int. Documentary, Best int. Feature Film-Audience Award)
Kinofest Lünen, Germany (Best Feature Film - Student Jury)
City of Munich (Starter Film Price)
Montréal World Film Festival, Canada (Official Selection)
Vision Du Réel Nyon, Switzerland (Regards Neufs)
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