Original Title: Malak
Year: 2019
Duration: 101 min.
Country: Alemania

Director: Timo Hinkelmann
Script: Timo Hinkelmann
Cast: Veronique Aleiferopoulos, Lewis Lovely Asamoah, Daniel Chadalakian Kurz


Young Kazim must prove himself in a brutal conflict when his younger sister Zahra falls into the clutches of a violent red-light gang. Since a tragic incident almost twenty years ago, Kazim feels responsible for Zahra. At that time, her father Baba, who comes from Mali, disrupted the family. The strictly religious Baba loves his wife and children, but his tyrannical self-righteousness and recklessness became his undoing. High gambling debts brought him into conflict with a clan boss, leading to a fatal escalation with tragic consequences.
As a young man, Kazim later slipped into the petty criminal milieu. He refuses to have any contact with his father. But when Zahra needs help, Kazim faces the challenge of how far he must go to protect his sister and whether he wants to reunite his family.


  • “Uncompromising and brutal milieu drama.”
  • “Powerful cinema!” TV Spielfilm