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Hands in Pocket

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Hands in Pocket (Me duar në xhepa)

Directed by Ergys Meta

  • Albania 2018; 19 min
  • Original version: Albanian
  • Genre: Drama

  • From the director of ONE OF US presented at When East Meets West


A divorced and unemployed middle-aged pianist, Oliver lives by himself in a small, modest studio, pushing through life even as he faces impossible financial challenges. On a day like any other, on his way to a job interview, Oliver witnesses a minute and clever pickpocket at work on a bus. He is mesmerized by the thief and can’t take his eyes off him, to learn how he does it. As his financial situation worsens, Oliver becomes the perfect copy of the pickpocket he met on the bus.



    Sabina Kodra