Too Far Away

Friendship and love of football, across cultures.

Ben (11) and his family have to move. He has to leave school where he is popular and the soccer team where he is top scorer. Now he is suddenly an outsider and is put on the bench on the new team. It’s not just Ben who is new. Tariq (12) from Syria is also fresh on the team, but he becomes popular right away and takes Ben’s place on the field. Perhaps the bitter competitors have more in common than they first think? Competition and jealousy develop into a warm friendship.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Zu weit weg
  • Director
    Sarah Winkenstette
  • Producer
    Corinna C. Poetter
  • Writers
    Susanne Finken
  • Photo
    Monika Plura
  • Actors
    Yoran Leicher, Sobhi Awad, Anna König
  • Playtime
    1 h 29 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Germany
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Distributor
    NFI