In Nahrani in northern Afghanistan, development aid worker Carina Nowak and a German army troop fall into a Taliban trap. Only she and the young soldier Luca survive the ambush. Nowak is forced to face the consequences of her actions. She knows the insurgents' next target and does everything in her might to get there before they do. Luca, committed to Nowak's protection without knowing her true intentions, accompanies her. Their struggle against their helplessness and the Taliban's cruelty  bring them both to their moral limits.


Carina Nowak
Janna Striebeck
Luca Schorb
Bless Amada
Philipp Hoffmann
David Rott
Nahrani - Poster 1


Simon Pfister

  • Short film
Production Country / Year
Germany 2021
de. OF mit en. UT
Digital file, Color, 25min
1.90:1, Discrete 5.1

Director & Crew

Simon Pfister 1

Simon Pfister

Born in 1990 in Zurich/Switzerland. Studied Directing at the University of Television and Film Munich. Active as a director, director’s assistant and editor.


2014 SUSET, Kurzfilm

2015 IOANA, Kurzfilm HOF 2015

2017 HORIZONZ, Kurzfilm

2019 Beats, Kurzfilm HOF 2019

2021 NAHRANI, Kurzfilm HOF 2022

Director of Photography
Ahmed El Nagar
Laura Heine
Production Designer
Lisa Geller
Costume Designer
Theresa Beuscher
Music Composer
Mathias Rehfeldt
Lea Reitberger
Angelina Auer