Camp 14

Camp 14

Deutschland 2010-2012, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

This is the story of a man who was born and grew up in a Gulagstyle North-Korean camp. After his escape at the age of 23, he discovered the “outside world” for the first time. The film relates his incredible story, as well as those of his fellow inmates and prison guards.

“Our sole purpose was to follow the rules of the work camp andthen die. People on the outside call this place the ‘Total Control Zone.’ We knew nothing about the outside. All we knew was that our parents and our forefathers were guilty and that we had to work hard in order to make up for it.“

Shin Dong-Huyk was born on 19 November 1983 as a political prisoner in a North-Korean re-education camp. He was the child of two prisoners who were forced to marry by order of the wardens. He spent his entire childhood and youth in Camp 14, which was actually a death camp. From the age of six, he was subjected to forced labor, hunger, beatings and torture. He was always at the mercy of the wardens, and knew nothing of the world outside the barbed-wire fences. He thought everybody lived that way. With the help of an older prisoner, he succeeded in escaping at the age of 23. For months he journeyed through North Korea and China and finally to South Korea, where he encountered a world completely strange to him.

"Camp 14 - total control zone" portrays Shin’s dramatic life, with CGI animation also helping to bring Shin’s memories to life. Director Marc Wiese was able to get on camera the testimony of two former high-ranking North-Korean officers who were involved in the prison-camp system.

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Credits

Director:Marc Wiese
Screenplay:Marc Wiese (Konzept)
Director of photography:Jörg Adams
Editing:Jean-Marc Lesguillons
Production company:Engstfeld Filmproduktion GmbH (Köln)
Producer:Axel Engstfeld

All Credits

Director:Marc Wiese
Screenplay:Marc Wiese (Konzept)
Director of photography:Jörg Adams
Assistant camera:Rupert Scheele
Colour grading:Dany Schelby
Optical effects:Ali Soozandeh
Animation:Ali Soozandeh
Editing:Jean-Marc Lesguillons
Sound editor:Tim Elzer
Sound design:Florian Kaltenegger, Karl Atteln
Foley artist:Daniel Weis
Audio mixing:Florian Beck
Voice:August Diehl (Shin Dong Huyk)
Production company:Engstfeld Filmproduktion GmbH (Köln)
in co-production with:Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Axel Engstfeld
Producer (TV):Sabine Rollberg (Arte), Christian Baudissin (BR), Tibet Sinha (WDR)
Unit production manager:Valerie Lang, Marta Herrmann, Susanne Hahn, Uwe Herpich (WDR)
Location manager:Stella Kim (Südkorea), Konrad Ege (USA)
Shoot:: Südkorea, USA, Schweiz, Belgien
Original distributor:Real Fiction Filmverleih (Köln)
Funding:Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:105 min
Format:HD, 1:1,78
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.03.2012, 132300, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CH): 04.08.2012, Locarno, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 01.11.2012, Leipzig, DOK;
Kinostart (DE): 08.11.2012

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Camp 14
Weiterer Titel (DE) Camp 14 - Total Control Zone
Weiterer Titel (DE) Campus 14

Versions

Original

Length:105 min
Format:HD, 1:1,78
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.03.2012, 132300, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CH): 04.08.2012, Locarno, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 01.11.2012, Leipzig, DOK;
Kinostart (DE): 08.11.2012
 

Awards

Grimme-Preis 2015
Grimme-Preis, Information und Kultur
 

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