Otomo

Otomo

Deutschland 1998/1999, Spielfilm

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In August 1989, this case stirred the population of an entire city. A west African applicant for asylum had his ticket checked during a tram journey in Stuttgart and took flight. When an attempt was made to arrest Frederic Otomo a few hours later, he stabbed two policemen to death and was himself shot.

Based on a largely fictitious screenplay, the film tells the story of what might have happened that day and of how such a catastrophe could come about. The description of a situation in Germany, told in a realistic, exciting and very emotional way. The title role is played by Isaach de Bankolé (Night on Earth, Chocolat, Ghost Dog). Eva Mattes (Wildwechsel, Celeste) plays a woman hoping to help him escape.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Originaltitel (DE) Otomo

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Length:2326 m, 85 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 11.11.1999
 

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