Soy Nero

Soy Nero

Deutschland / Frankreich / Mexiko 2015/2016, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The border fence between Mexico and the United States is part of their lives; Mexican youths use it as a volleyball net on the beach, holding their own kind of international matches with their opposite numbers on the other side. When Nero scales the metres-high metal bars we suspect that he has done this often before: because nothing is going to divert him from his dream of becoming a US citizen. He follows the traces of his older brother which lead him to Los Angeles and the mansions of the rich and famous where he gazes incredulously at this very different lifestyle with its pools and double garages that he soon hopes will be his. His only chance of quickly acquiring a green card, however, is by volunteering for military service. Before he knows it, Nero finds himself in the desert landscape of the war zones of the Middle East, fighting for his citizenship with a machine gun in his hand. For his new drama, Rafi Pitts has chosen to accompany another wanderer on his existential journey.

Source: 66. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Rafi Pitts
Assistant director:Daniel J. Pico, Javier Méndez
Script supervisor:Sylvie Michel
Script supervisor:Sylvie Michel
Screenplay:Răzvan Rădulescu, Rafi Pitts
Director of photography:Christos Karamanis
Production design:Malek Jahan Khazai, Max Biscoe
Make-up artist:Kim Garczyk, Jorge Fuentes
Costume design:Alexis Scott
Editing:Danielle Anezin
Sound:Lars Ginzel, Stefan von Hase, Daniel Iribarren
Casting:Lisa Essary, Heidi Levitt
Music:Rhys Chatham
  
Cast: 
Johnny OrtizNero
Rory CochraneUnteroffizier McLoud
Aml AmeenBronx
Darrell Britt-GibsonCompton
Michael HarneySeymour
Ian CasselberryJesus
Rosa FraustoMercedes
Khleo ThomasMohammed
Alexander FrostPolizist
T.J. LinnardDenham
Richard PortnowMurray
Veronica Ruthie SigelSeymours Tochter
  
Production company:Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin), Senorita Films (Paris)
in co-production with:Pimienta Films (Mexiko), Pallas Film GmbH (Halle)
in association with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)/Arte (Mainz)
Producer:Thanassis Karathanos, Rita Dagher
Co-Producer:Nicolas Celis, Martin Hampel
Executive producer:Georges Schoucair
Line producer:Matthaios Voulgaris
Shoot:27.04.2015-19.09.2015:
Original distributor:Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Centre National de la Cinématographie (C.N.C.) (Paris), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg)
Length:118 min
Format:DCP
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.09.2016, 161944, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2016, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 10.11.2016

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Soy Nero
Weiterer Titel I am Nero
Weiterer Titel Soy Negro

Versions

Original

Length:118 min
Format:DCP
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.09.2016, 161944, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2016, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 10.11.2016