Madness and Honey Days

Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji  |  Cinema  |  2023  |  Iraq
Producer: Maytham Jbara
After accidentally cursing President Saddam Hussein on stage, theater director Salem convinces the Ba'athist court of his insanity to escape a death sentence. In the last months before Saddam’s fall, Salem is banished to a Baghdadi psychiatric hospital. He must maintain the facade of madness, as the threat of execution looms if the doctor proclaims his recovery.