Featuring Toby Jones ('Tale of Tales') and an original soundtrack from Mercury-Award-winning Brit nominees Alt-J, comes a story that defines our times. From a world hidden from view, this is a film about teenagers cast away from their homes who now learn to survive, at any cost, here in the UK.
Omar, a charismatic Afghan teenager, is at the precarious juncture of having his refugee status decided. The arrival of a boy from back home threatens to change everything. Forced into a position where the outcome may be the difference between life and death, his only options are to tell the unbelievable truth or to tell a good story.
For Omar, and thousands like him who arrive alone and scared on our shores each year, the asylum system is a cruel game of chance.