Private Project

Milan Missile

AZAD’s brother PESHAWA is lost for several years after joining the Peshmerga. Since then Azad, who returned from Germany, looks after his mother. The soldier Paul is assigned from Germany to the kurdish Peshmerga in order to tutor them in dealing with Milan rockets for the fight against ISIS. Azad becomes Paul’s interpreter. On the way to the training camps they already get captured by the ISIS. In jail, Azad meets his older brother. Soldier Paul gets executed in jail. Meanwhile the mother, who left behind alone, gets threatened by attacks of the IS. As the jail gets a combat zone itself, Azad and Peshawa can manage to escape. Getting home finally, the incredible happens.

  • Renas Miran
  • Renas Miran
  • Sahim Omar Khalifa
    Bad Hunter, Baghdad Messi, Land of the Heroes
  • Renas Miran
  • Helmet Kesteyi
    Key Cast
  • Wilfried Krikhan
    Key Cast
  • Sozdar Berazi
    Key Cast
  • Naima Abdo
    Key Cast
    Bad Hunter (Short) Mother, 2012 Baghdad Messi (Short) Woman at village, 2011 Land of the Heroes (Short) Mirjem
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    17,000 EUR
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  • Language:
    German, Kurdish
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Raw
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  • Student Project:
  • 7. Kurdisches Film Festival Berlin
    June 16, 2017
    German Premiere
    Just Screening
Director Biography - Renas Miran

Biography of the director:
Renas Miran was born on 2 July 1984 in Hewler in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan (Iraq). He went to music school in Hewler. In 2010 he began to produce music videos. After Renas had filmed more than 20 music videos over 6 years. In 2014 he began to study film at SAE Institute in Hamburg. 2016 he received a diploma in digital film and VFX, in the same year he began his first independent short film named "MILAN". The postproduction of “MILAN” ended in May 2017.

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Director Statement

Since several years the so-called IS is raging in Iraq and Syria, especially in the Kurdish areas. Thousands of people have lost their lives, their all possessions, and become refugees in their own home. Some fled to neighbouring countries, some of them fled to Europe, to live there in safe, secure and peaceful environment. As a filmmaker of Kurdish descent, as Someone whose family endures still in the war zone, I see it as my responsibility to show the world the suffering of my people. I want to show that the war is poisoning people's souls, it takes their hope, their life and it makes them sick. Anyone who has seen the war, is against it. That's why it is important to document the misery that the war causes.