Facing death, terminally ill Parvis Karimpour (Ramin Yazdani) wants to reconcile with his daughter Nasrin. He and his fellow African travellers are dumped from a boat by the Spanish coast at dawn. He makes his way to Madrid where he believes his only child, who fled from Iran years ago, may now live.
Finding shelter in a city which is battered by the economic crisis, Parvis meets two other struggling migrants. The Italian Fabrizio (Christian Concilio), a failed piano player, survives on odd cleaning jobs. Spoilt young German Almut (Pheline Roggan), on the other hand, has followed her boyfriend to Madrid. Looking for a direction in life she dreams of opening a jewellery shop.
The search for Nasrin becomes their common quest. Parvis regains hope, while his newfound optimism snaps Fabrizio and Almut out of their lethargy. Following a new clue the unlikely threesome set off northwards in Almut’s car.
Henrik Peschel, winner of Montblanc Script Award 2010 at Filmfest Hamburg, shot this drama about a Persian fugitive in the old town of Madrid. The current Spanish economic crisis was felt every day during filming, influencing everyone on the set. The seven languages spoken in "Si-o-se Pol" show the real diversity of immigration in Europe today.
Peschel cast the main roles with successful German cinema actors Ramin Yazdani (“Iron Sky”) and Pheline Roggan (“Soul Kitchen”). The supporting roles feature experienced Spanish actors like Abdelatif Hwidar (Goya prize winner 2008). Director of photography Kristian Leschner was part of the crew which won the most prestigious German TV prize “Grimme-Preis” in 2012 and 2013 for “Der Tatortreiniger”.
"I'm not a friend of the president"Parvis
"Now I'm almost 50 years old and live under the ground"Fabrizio
Ramin Yazdani was born 1952 in Isfahan, Iran. He has been cast in German und international film productions for 20 years. His acting career for film and theatre began in Germany after he obtained an acting diploma in Chicago in 1990.
Filmography (extract): Stations of the cross (2014), Director: Dietrich Brüggemann • The Physician (2013), Director: Philipp Stölzl • Iron Sky (2012), Director: Timo Vuorensola • Frankfurt Coincidences (2011), Director: Enkelejd Lluca • Falcons (2002), Director: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
Christian Concilio (50) is a film and theatre actor from Hamburg. He played a main role in the nationwide audience and critics favourite „Victor/Victoria“ by Blake Edwards, put on stage by Ulrike Grote / Altonaer Theater.
Filmography (extract): Rubbeldiekatz (2011), Director: Detlev Buck • Dutschke (2009), Director: Stefan Krohmer • Old friends (2007 TV), Director: Friedemann Fromm • Simple People (2007 TV), Director: Thorsten Näter • Tatort: Lost daughters (2004 TV), Director: Daniel Helfer
Pheline Roggan (34) is a film and theatre actress from Hamburg. Her cinema breakthrough came with Fatih Akins film „Soul Kitchen“ in 2009.
Filmography (extract): Russian disco (2012), Director: Oliver Ziegenbalg • A deadly business (2011 TV), Director: Martin Eigler • 13 Semesters (2009), Director: Frieder Wittich • Soul Kitchen (2009), Director: Fatih Akin • Kebab Connection (2004), Director: Anno Saul
"Lately we were only communicating through our voice mail anyway"Almut
"I'm looking for my daughter"Parvis
November 2014Film Festival of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, India
November 2014Universum Filmtheater, Braunschweig, Germany
November 2014International Crime and Punishment Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
October 2014IndieCork Film Festival, Cork, Ireland.
October 2014Oaxaca FilmFest, Mexico
September 2014Harlem International Film Festival, USA
August 2014Gwangju International Film Festival, South Korea
May 2014Gothenburg Independent Film Festival, Sweden
April 2014Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson, USA
November 2013MUCES Muestra de Cine Europeo Ciudad de Segovia, Spain
November 2013Internationales Filmfest Braunschweig
October 2013German premiere, Internationale Hofer Filmtage
"Tell Nazir the company is closed!"Fabrizio