Idol is based on the true story of the young Mohammed in Gaza who dreams of going to Cairo and sing in the opera house. As a child, he performs at a wedding and the dream feels far away. Until one day he decides to risk everything. With a false visa and without a valid notification, he takes part in the selection of Idol in Cairo, and all the way to the final in Beirut where he wins Arab Idol 2013. DN's Helena Lindblad describe the film: "Idol is almost like a movie puzzle: a piece of black humorous ‘coming of age drama’, a piece of a thriller with a runaway theme [...] and a bit 'against all odds' -feel good-movie".