Hatifa © DEFA-Stiftung, Max Teschner
|Fiedler, Erich Wilhelm|
Hatifa has escaped from a slave camp in a quarry. The wise Simsal and his servant Hodya find her exhausted in the desert. Simsal cares for her like a father, and Hodya, who is the same age as Hatifa, becomes her best friend.
One day the girl is recaptured and shipped to a distant country, where more slavery and suffering await her. But when her ship is captured by pirates, Hatifa's fate takes an unexpected turn.
This children's fairy tale film is based on a story by Willi Meinck.
Silver Lotus, New Delhi International Film Festival