The car repair shop is their second home and their colleagues are like family. Everyone has their quirks and is accepted for the way they are. But then comes the bad news: they are soon to be squeezed out by a more lucrative new building project. How should they respond? How can they support each other? A buddy film about life’s little and larger transformations, about social class and solidarity, captured in sensitively telling images.
by Omar Elhamy
with Hakim Loudyi, Abdelghafour Elaaziz, Papedame Diongue, Manuel Soulières, Farid El-Arkhas, Alexis Lefebvre, Lise Castonguay, Yvon Aucoin
Canada 2020 French 28’ Colour


  • Hakim Loudyi (Hakim)
  • Abdelghafour Elaaziz (Abdel)
  • Papedame Diongue (Pap)
  • Manuel Soulières (Manu)
  • Farid El-Arkhas (Farid)
  • Alexis Lefebvre (Barman)
  • Lise Castonguay (Car Wash Owner)
  • Yvon Aucoin (Car Wash Owner)


Director Omar Elhamy
Screenplay Paul Chotel, Jonathan Beaulieu-Cyr, Omar Elhamy
Cinematography Casper Wolski
Editing Omar Elhamy
Sound Design Samuel Gagnon-Thibodeau
Sound Editing Alexis Pilon-Gladu
Music Melody Mckiver
Sound Gaelle Komar
Producers Jonathan Beaulieu-Cyr, Paul Chotel

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Omar Elhamy

Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1983, he grew up there before moving to Montreal in Canada and studying film. He currently works as a director and editor.

Filmography (short films)

2014 Aquarium 2015 Paria 2018 Five Seasons Behind the Sun; installation 2019 Tartarus 2020 Écume

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020