It hasn't been so very long since rich tourists from around the world came to stay in the luxury hotels of Sharm El Sheikh. But the Arab Spring and the confusion of the post revolutionary period quickly robbed the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula of its charm as a go-to summer resort. An Egyptian filmmaker and a visual artist from Germany demonstrate that partially staging their work needn't be at odds with authenticity. In their documentary, saturated with elements of surreal fiction, they set out to visit the last inhabitants of the shimmering city of ghosts - resort employees who feverishly dream among the abandoned hotel suites. How hard is it to balance a traditional lifestyle with the unbridled liberalism of a place in a Middle Eastern wasteland where an island of Western razzle-dazzle is slowly sinking?

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Running Time
1 hours 26 minutes
Documentary, Fantasy
Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke
Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke
Germany, Egypt
Other Titles
Dream Away
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Dreamaway» (58)

Rose avatar

I can say that this Johanna Domke masterpiece is one of my favorite films of all time! Everything in this film is absolutely beautiful.

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Martha Hunter

If you love Fantasy movies, this movie is for you. Love it!

Diana P. avatar
Diana P.

Really great movie!

Sarah Valdez avatar
Sarah Valdez

I Love it! It is perfect and Just what I was looking for!

Jessica Bryant avatar
Jessica Bryant

The theme was interesting

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Kevin Vasquez

The day I saw Dream Away was the first time I've ever seriously contemplated staying at the theater and seeing it again right afterwards. That's because it is literally so stuffed with cool stuff that it was hard to mentally process it all.

Austin avatar

Well-acted by a great cast. Entertaining. Pulled me into story and interested until the end.

Howard P. avatar
Howard P.

I dunno why folks panned this movie. It was actually very entertaining to watch. Johanna Domke delivers a good movie.

Larry Keller avatar
Larry Keller

I can't think of a word good enough to describe this! The first thing I said to my boyfriend when the movie ended is "I'm almost positive this is going to make the top 250!

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Brandon Ruiz

It was a decent movie. Very entertaining!

Joe M. avatar
Joe M.

Can't say it's incredible, but I still liked it very much. Would still recommend it highly.