ComingSoon is excited to premiere the official The Translator trailer for the upcoming action thriller set during the Syrian revolution. Launch Releasing is putting out the film on VOD on February 1, 2022. Directed by Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf, the film stars Ziad Bakri, Yumma Marwan, David Field, Sawsan Arsheed, and Miranda Tapsell.
“In 2000, Sami was the Arabic-English translator for the Syrian Olympic team in Sydney, Australia. A slip of the tongue forced him to stay in Australia and live in exile as a political refugee,” says the official synopsis. “In 2011, when the Syrian revolution starts and his brother is arrested, Sami risks everything to return to Syria to find him.”
Check out the official The Translator trailer below:
The Translator is the first full-length feature directed by the award-winning married Syrian filmmakers. The duo’s last short, Mare Nostrum, was a Sundance selection and has received over 110 international selections and 36 awards. This is a personal film for Kazkaz and Khalaf as they were forced to flee their home in Damascus due to the Syrian conflict.
The movie was written by Kazkaz and Magali Negroni from a story by Kazkaz and Khalaf. It runs for 105 minutes and is not rated.