On his way to a DJ Championship in B
On his way to a DJ Championship in B

Sawah (2019)

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Ouni Mooss (2015)
Ouni Mooss (2015)

Ouni Mooss (2015)

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Les Gars (2012)
Les Gars (2012)


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Mano de Dios (2010)
Mano de Dios (2010)

Mano de Dios (2010)

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Les mouches (2008)
Les mouches (2008)

Les mouches (2008)

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Nationality​: Luxembourg | Union:​ n/a | Location:​ Luxembourg



Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1981, Adolf El Assal grew up in Dubai, London and Luxembourg. After graduating with a MA in Filmmaking from Kingston University in the United Kingdom, he won his spurs while working on several video clips and TV shorts, and worked as a producer on Divizionz (2008) which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and went on to be selected at over 100 festivals. He has since directed a couple of short films including the award-winning La Fameuse Route… (2011) and Mano de Dios (2011). He completed his first feature, The Notorious Guys in 2014. Sawah (2019) is his latest feature film.



Feature Films

HOOPED (written, produced & directed)

(2021, 100’, DCP) (supported by Filmfund Luxembourg)

SAWAH (written, produced & directed)

(2019, 86’, DCP) (supported by Filmfund Luxembourg)

LES GARS (written, produced & directed)

(2014, 85’, DCP) (supported by Filmfund Luxembourg)

RESTE BIEN, MEC! (guerrilla film produced with LX Team)

(2009, 85’, DCP)

DIVIZIONZ (guerrilla film produced with Donald Mugisha and James Tayler)

(2008, 89’, DCP)


Short Films (as Writer / Director)

OUNI MOOSS (2016, 10’, HD)

MANO DE DIOS (2011, 15’, HD)

LA FAMEUSE ROUTE… (2011, 13’, HD) (supported by Filmfund Luxembourg)

BET ZEITOUN (2007, 6’, DV)

LOST IN MANKIND (2004, 12’, DV)


Music Videos (short selection)

Taipan - Au Feu A Droite

Godié - Appelle-Moi

Nytt - Ex-Love

Cico - Meglio

Tei - Love Is A Mixed Feeling

Robbie Williams - The 80s



Jury Member at Cartoons on the Bay Film Festival 2005, Positano, Italy

Youth Jury Member at Festival de Cannes 2006

Berlinale Talentcampus 2006 Alumni

African Movie Academy Awards 2008: Best Edit in a Film & Special Jury Prize

Kuala Lumpur Film Festival 2008: Best Director, Best Music, Best African Film

Festival de Cannes 2010 Scholarship Filmfund Luxembourg

Over 300 film festival official selections (including Class A festivals)

Over 50 international awards

Multiple nominations at Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis 2012 including Best Feature Film

Jury Member at JCDecaux Poster Contest 2012

Academy Awards: Foreign Film 2018 - Luxembourg Selection Committee Member

Jury President Kiripi Award Mooov Film Festival 2019, Turnhout, Belgium


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