One afternoon Roya and Nassim's lives intersect. Marked by their past as refugees, they look for a way out. With English subtitles.
Roya, a refugee from Iran, flees her asylum center to avoid being sent back to Iran. With only an address in her pocket, she hopes to be able to stay for a while with Nassim, an Iranian girl who assists rejected refugees. But instead of Nassim, she meets a boy who claims to be Nassim’s brother. He has lost the key to the apartment, he says, so until his sister returns he cannot open the door for Roya. The young man keeps Roya at a distance, but she is not easily chased away.That afternoon is
Die middag is the feature debut of director and screenwriter Nafiss Nia, who herself fled from Iran to the Netherlands twenty years ago.