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V.O.

German, Arabic, English

subtitles

Romanian, English

producer

Fritz Hartthaler

Original Title

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Neben den Gleisen

full program

17 March, 14:00, Cinemateca Eforie

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului Dieter Schumann

18 March, 18:30, Cinema Muzeul Țăranului

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului Dieter Schumann

synopsis

A kiosk, a railway station pub in a provincial German town. The stop is, we are informed, Boizenburg, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. But, really, it could be anywhere. Every day, a familiar procession of retirees, shift workers, unemployed men, and bored teenagers parade through the pub talking about everything under the sun—and about the refugees newly appeared in town. These are, in fact, two parallel words brought together by force. Some say the Syrians are rapists, cannibals or whatever Facebook or the right-leaning tabloids say. Refugees, on the other hand, tell of bombings, lost families, and despair. Once in a while, the two worlds recognize themselves in their other’s anxieties and give the audience just enough hope in the possibilities of human solidarity.

 

awards and festivals

2017: Krakow IFF

2016: DOK Leipzig 2016  - Honorable Mention Feature Documentaries & Animated Films