Heart-warming comedy and musical triumph come together in the real-life story of a Gazan singer who became a worldwide musical sensation. Singing at weddings and driving a taxi to pay for university, Mohammed Assaf dreams of playing the world famous Cairo Opera Hall someday. Even as the siege around Gaza intensifies, Mohammed knows he has a rare gift. Somehow, he makes it in front of the judges on Cairo’s hit TV show, Arab Idol. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Oscar nominees PARADISE NOW and OMAR), THE IDOL follows his unlikely climb to the top.