Djalal was obsessed with war games before he even started walking. Growing up as a single child in a Catalan working-class family, his parents indulged his every whim. He had all sorts of toy weapons to play soldier, and as he grew older his games became increasingly sophisticated. He started recording himself on video-tapes, recreating military operations and uploading his videos on Youtube, where he created a cyber-identity – Lord Sex, with thousands of followers. Following his dream to the limit, he went to the Afghanistan front as a sniper. But there isn’t as much action in war as there is in the movies.
Djalal returns home to his parents disenchanted, and finds that everything has changed. The economic crisis has hit the family and he’s forced to make decisions. The game is over and Djalal will have to find his own place in the real world.
Festivals and Awards
Gaudí Award to the Best Documentary Film 2016
Honorable Mention "Ciutat de Barcelona" 2016
Festival de Málaga. Official Competition
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Clase A). Official Competition
Docs Barcelona. Award "Nou Talent"
Documenta Madrid. Official section.
Producers: Marta Figueras, Carles Pastor, Dirk Manthey
Director: Alba Sotorra
Scripwriter: Isa Campo
Director of photography: Jimmy Gimferrer
Sound: Alejandro Castillo
Editing: Cristóbal Fernández
Music: Michael Fakesh
Running Time: 74'
Languages: Catalan, spanish, farsí.
Color, HD, Digital 5.1