The movie

Baghdad Messi

In war-torn Iraq, a ten-year-old boy with a crippling injury has an unquenchable passion for football.

Length: 84 min
Country: Belgiƫ
Language spoken: Arabisch, Engels
Language subtitles: Nederlands
Cast: Atheer Adel, Zahraa Ghandour, Hussein Hassan Ali
Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa
Release date: 2023-08-03


Baghdad, 2009. Ten-year-old Hamoudi lives for football. During a match with friends, his village is attacked. The boy loses a leg, and his dream of becoming a professional player. Despite the guilt felt by his parents, and his inability to play, Hamoudi tries to keep his passion for football alive in this war-torn country.