Das Schiff des Torjägers

Das Schiff des Torjägers

Deutschland / Schweiz 2009/2010, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

The Goalgetter′s Ship

In 1964, the island ferry Nordby was launched in Denmark. Three decades later it was taken out of service and sold: to the Nigerian football player Jonathan Akpoborie who wished to support his family with the money he earned playing in the German national football league.

He christened the ferry in his mother’s name: Etireno. Soon afterwards, the Etireno appeared in the headlines of the international media – as a suspected child slavery ship off the coast of West Africa. When it became known who the owner of this ship was, his club VfL Wolfsburg immediately parted company with its Nigerian striker. The footballer’s guilt was never proven.

The film reconstructs the events and uses them as an opportunity to begin a search for the protagonists at the time: What were the consequences of the fateful journey for the children on board the ship? How did life continue for the Togolese girl Adakou? What does the future hold today for Nouman, the young boy from Benin? What became of the striker’s career? And the ferry – does it still exist?

The accounts and meetings create a German-African story about dreams, life plans and the trading commodity humans.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Heidi Specogna
Screenplay:Heidi Specogna (Konzept)
Co-author:Kristine Kretschmer
Director of photography:Rainer Hoffmann
Assistant camera:Florian Hoffmann
Editing:Ursula Höf
Sound design:Kai Tebbel
Sound:Paul Oberle, Bernd von Bassewitz
Sound assistant:Ronny Kubis
Audio mixing:Matthias Lempert
Consultant:Raimund Barthelmes (Dramaturgie)
Research:Sonja Heizmann
Music:Hans Koch
Participation:Jonathan Akpoborie, Nouman Anato, Adakou Kpodar, Papa Dora
Production company:TeamWorxX Television & Film GmbH (Berlin / Potsdam / München / Ludwigsburg), Fama Film AG (Zürich)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz), Schweizer Fernsehen (Zürich)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden), Specogna Filmproduktion (Berlin)
Producer:Jochen Laube
Co-Producer:Rolf Schmid
Producer (TV):Anne Even (ZDF/Arte), Urs Augstburger (SF), Alberto Chollet (SRG SSR idée suisse)
Producer:Lisa Grözinger
Line producer:Karsten Aurich
Location manager:Arcade Assogba, Adolphe Apovo (Benin), Lakoname Laré (Togo)
Production assistant:Friedemann Goez
Shoot:07.04.2009-22.04.2009: Benin, Nigeria, Dänemark, Schweiz, Wolfsburg
Original distributor:W-Film Filmproduktion & Filmverleih (Köln)
Funding:MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Bundesamt für Kultur der Schweiz (Zürich), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Zürcher Filmstiftung (Zürich)
Length:2575 m, 94 min
Format:35mm, 1 : 1.85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 22.07.2010, 123720, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 19.10.2010, Leipzig, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 02.12.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Das Schiff des Torjägers

Versions

Original

Length:2575 m, 94 min
Format:35mm, 1 : 1.85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 22.07.2010, 123720, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 19.10.2010, Leipzig, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 02.12.2010
 

Awards

Duisburger Filmwoche 2010
Publikumspreis, Beliebtester Film
 
FBW 2010
Dokumentarfilm des Monats
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll