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In a church, a priest receives a group of refugees. In a bizarre and exaggerated way, the refugees confront the bureaucracy that German institutions operate. The church serves as a hodgepodge of the most diverse institutions. Finally, the workers in this institutional mechanism turn out to be victims of the apparatus. A team of professional actors and non-professionals, political and war refugees from Syria, Turkey and Ex-Yugoslavia, act out situations that they have personally been in. Based on their experiences with the authorities, but also his own, the director created a Kafkaesque, surrealistic and symbolic film with many ironic and humorous details.
Dušan Solomun was born in Belgrade, Serbia. At a young age he moved with his family to Berlin, Germany, where he grew up. He studied at the FH- Dortmund, majoring in film and television camera and documentary filmmaking. His student films, 5 minutes to 12 and Bruckhausen – Souls in Universe, screened across Europe. His thesis was a documentary film Lod on the Map! The movie was released in 2012, at the Israel Film Festival Berlin. Since 2015, Solomun has been working on various film and theater workshops with refugees from Syria.
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DIRECTOR: Dušan Solomun
CAST: Florian Denk, Selin Kavak, Jelena Bosanac, Vera Maria Kremers
PRODUCTION: Mareschka Filmkollektiv
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