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question mark

The film attempts to summarize the issue of the Syrian detainees and the issue of accountability necessary for all those who committed crimes of torture through a simple story that talks about an intelligence officer who cannot sleep with his wife due to psychological problems, so some doctors advise him to go to a psychiatrist
During the dialogue between the doctor and the patient, we will shed light on the broken personality of the intelligence officer who suffers from burning doubts about his wife, while during the dialogue with the doctor, we will discover that the officer was performing a castration of detainees,
The doctor tries to explain to the officer that his castration of detainees is the reason behind his inability to have sex with his wife, through what we call in psychology the punitive effect of a hidden conscience.
However, the officer does not feel any remorse and does not seem convinced that his problem with his wife can be linked to his castration of the detainees and that this is far from the ideology on which he is nourished in that these detainees are criminals, murderers and terrorists
After many attempts by the doctor.. the doctor tells him that he must confess his crimes in order to purify himself from them. And here for the first time a security officer will try to practice the behavior of confession.. what will happen...?

  • Ahmad Hani Azzam
  • Ahmad Hani Azzam
  • västra götaland city göteborg
  • Ahmad Omar Malas
    Key Cast
  • Mohammad Omar Malas
    Key Cast
    "Doctor "
  • Saad Haitham Hakki
    Director of Photography
  • Ramy essam fikri
    Post production and music
  • Deiaa ... Al- Ashkar
    Makeup Artist
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    إشارة استفهام
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 6, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Syrian Arab Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Syrian Arab Republic
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Pune Short Film Festival
    June 2, 2022
  • Milkyway Film Awards
    Mumbai, Maharashtra
    September 30, 2022
  • Filmyway International Film Festival
    Mumbai, Maharashtra
    September 28, 2022
  • REELS International Film Festival
    February 12, 2023
Director Biography - Ahmad Hani Azzam

Born in Damascus 1983, holds a degree from the Department of Sociology / Damascus University, a novelist and a social researcher who has many social studies published in several periodicals and a large collection of articles in various fields, as well as some dramas, he wrote two short films about political prisoners. Question Mark is the first film he wrote and directed.
He has a novel called Vertigo.

He is now a resident of Sweden, a member of the Swedish Writers Union, and participated in a book (Creative Life) translated into Swedish with a group of writers and poets around the world.

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Director Statement

I'm afraid we must be pessimistic enough to survive all this death.