On Borrowed Time

Director: Yasir Al-Yasir

Country: UAE

Year: 2018

Duration: 95 min.

Language: Arabic with English subtitles


Audience Choice Award Best Feature Narrative, Minnapolis St. Paul International film Festival, 2018

Audience Award Best Debut Film, Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, 2018



As four friends spend their senior years in an assisted living facility in Dubai, they find they’re are gradually losing their zest for life, despite some of their best efforts to make the most of each day. It’s a mostly losing battle, until one of them suddenly discovers that he has inherited a large fortune. The men plot an escape from the home with the help of an unwitting nurse, and embark on an adventure that forces them to face their fears and uncover secrets.  Throughout the streets of Dubai, they follow their forgotten dreams on a journey of self-discovery, forgiveness, and fun.


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