A Film by Lino Strässer
and Kamil M. Bembnista


Accommodating a refugee in your own apartment? Maxim is against the idea from the outset. What he does not know is that Julian, his flatmate, has already done it. This personal journey of responsibility, acceptance and dealing with the expectations of his socially committed girlfriend ends with a situation, in which Maxim must reveal his true character.


  • Picture of Lino Strässer © Lino Strässer

    Lino Strässer

    Lino Strässer was born in 1993 in Berlin where he also grew up. After having lived in Costa Rica for some time, he worked as an assistant production designer and assistant director for various film productions including the German Film School Berlin (dffb) and the ZDF. During this time he completed his first video projects. Since 2014 he has been studying theatre and film studies at the University of Vienna. Most recently Lino worked as an assistant director for the theatre production "Reigen" (Arthur Schnitzler) in Vienna, directed by Alex Riener. DJIBRIL is his first short fiction film.

  • Picture of Kamil M. Bembnista © Katarzyna Mazur

    Kamil M. Bembnista

    Kamil Bembnista was born in 1987 in Bydgoszcz, Poland and grew up in Hamburg, St. Pauli. Since 2011 he has been working and living in Berlin, where he finished his masters’ degree in Sociology - European Societies. In 2015 and 2016 he was working for the Polish Institute in Berlin in the film department, most importantly for the annual Polish film festival filmPOLSKA. Currently, Kamil Bembnista is writing his doctoral dissertation on cultural differences and similarities in the Polish-German borderland, in which he is analyzing Polish and German documentary films using an eco-cinematic approach.

Awards + Festivals

    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA) 
September 5, 2016
  • 7th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE MIGRANTE (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)October 11, 2016
  • 9th NORTHERN WAVE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rif, Iceland)October 21, 2016
  • 23rd INT’L INDEPENDENT FILM FETSIVAL IN THE NAME OF IRENEUSZ RADŹ “PUBLICYSTYKA 2016” (Official Selection, Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Poland)October 21, 2016
  • SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)December 22, 2016
  • 12th HOBOKEN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greenwood Lake, NY, USA)May 19, 2017


Lino Strässer & Kamil Bembnista
Lino Strässer & Kamil Bembnista
Lino Strässer & Kamil Bembnista
Director of Photography
Robert Paul Kothe
Art Direction
Mascha Wendel
Costume Design
Eva Hoffmann
Georgio Vogiatzis, Matthias Rupp
Andrei Lascu
Sound Design
Sebastian Borchers
Daniel Dias & Clemens Helm


Running Time
14.13 min
Shooting Format
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1



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