Ben is twelve and Tariq is eleven. They are both new to their school and their soccer team. They also have another detail in common: they have both been forced out of their places of origin. The village where Ben used to live was demolished to make way for an underground coal mining operation, and Tariq traveled from Syria to Germany because of the war. Even though they become friends, Tariq outshines Ben on the soccer field and becomes very well-liked by his classmates. Will Ben be able to rise from beneath his friend’s shadow? Is it even necessary for them to compete?
Awards: Molodist International Film Festival, Berlin & Beyond Film Festival Youth 4 German Cinema Award