Abu Raed is an old airport janitor who has always yearned of seeing the world but has never been able to afford to travel. One day a group of children in his poor neighborhood assume he is a pilot and beg him to share stories of the world outside of Amman, Jordan. Through imaginary tales a friendship forms and he finds the grim realities of the children's home life. He takes it upon himself to make a difference.
Continuity The film opens and closes with a pilot standing at large airport windows. In the twenty or so years in which Murad grew up, something would have likely changed, for example models of airplanes, architecture in the airport, and pilot's uniforms.
Miscellaneous It would be unlikely that a pilot of Noor's age would have acquired enough seniority to be a pilot or co-pilot of the wide bodied aircraft Royal Jordanian use to fly to New York.
The is the first Jordanian feature film in over 50 years.
The passing captain that Murad looks up to at the airport is a real pilot for Royal Jordanian, Captain Ramzi Matalqa, the director's father.
When auditioning the kids a year before filming began, none of the kids knew what the film was about.
Jordan's official selection for the 81st Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language film category.
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