Aufbruch ins Ungewisse

Aufbruch ins Ungewisse

Deutschland 2017, TV-Spielfilm

Inhalt

Sometime in the near future: Europe is in shambles. Right-wing populists have taken power in many countries. Germany, formerly a democracy, has turned into a totalitarian system in which not just dissidents, the religious and homosexuals are prosecuted. Jan Schneider, lawyer, defends expropriated victims – and has to pay dear for his conviction: when he is once again threatened with arrest and torture, he has no choice but to flee with his wife and two children. Their destination is the stable and prosperous South African Union. A cargo ship is supposed to take them from Hamburg to Cape Town.

But the smugglers abandon them in the border region on the coast between South Africa and Namibia. On rough seas, disaster strikes, little Nick gets lost and no one knows if he’ll make it to the shore alive. In her desperation while searching for Nick, Sarah makes a serious mistake and is registered in Namibia – a third country regarded as secure. Under the most degrading of circumstances, the escape to South Africa continues where the refugees are waiting in camps for asylum proceedings. In this exceptional situation, Nora alienates herself from her parents, and trouble looms between Jan and Sarah. Did he really have to defend the regime’s victims? Should she not better have stayed on in Germany with the children, to join him later? Sarah never told her husband about her registration in Namibia. But the South African authorities are well-connected …

Source: 51. Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2017

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Credits

Director:Kai Wessel
Screenplay:Eva Zahn, Volker A. Zahn, Gabriela Zerhau
Director of photography:Nicolay Gutscher
Editing:Tina Freitag
Music:Manu Kurz
  
Cast: 
Fabian BuschJan Schneider
Maria SimonSarah Schneider
Athena StratesNora Schneider
Anton FiglStefan
Ben GertzNick Schneider
Michael A. GrimmDirk Kaufmann
Tan IpekkayaBatu
Nikola KressRenate
  
Production company:Hager Moss Film GmbH (München)
Producer:Eric Moss, Kirsten Hager

All Credits

Director:Kai Wessel
Screenplay:Eva Zahn, Volker A. Zahn, Gabriela Zerhau
Script editor:Anke Krause
Director of photography:Nicolay Gutscher
Camera operator:Martin Leitsch
Set design:Michael Köning
Costume design:Wiebke Kratz
Editing:Tina Freitag
Sound design:Benedikt Uebe
Casting:Karimah El-Giamal, Christa Schamberger-Young
Music:Manu Kurz
  
Cast: 
Fabian BuschJan Schneider
Maria SimonSarah Schneider
Athena StratesNora Schneider
Anton FiglStefan
Ben GertzNick Schneider
Michael A. GrimmDirk Kaufmann
Tan IpekkayaBatu
Nikola KressRenate
  
Production company:Hager Moss Film GmbH (München)
Commissioned by:ARD Degeto Film (Frankfurt am Main), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Eric Moss, Kirsten Hager
Producer (TV):Christine Strobl (ARD Degeto), Sophie Seitz (WDR)
Producer:Yella Yarí Fenner
Shoot:25.04.2017-25.05.2017: Südafrika
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München)
Length:90 min
Format:16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 27.10.2017, Hof, Internationale Filmtage

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Aufbruch ins Ungewisse
Arbeitstitel Auf der Flucht

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Original

Length:90 min
Format:16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 27.10.2017, Hof, Internationale Filmtage
 

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