a film by Malou Berlin


Germany | 2012 | 50:00 min

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In a November night in 1992, neo-nazis set fire to the home of the Turkish-German family Arslan. Seven-year old Ibrahim and his mother Hava were able to escape, but his grandmother, his younger sister and cousin died in the fire. Every year until today, the surviving members of the family commemorate the terrible events with a public event at the house in Mölln.

For 4 years, director Malou Berlin accompanied family Arslan at their attempt to find their own course between remembrance, mourning and their wish for an untroubled present. AFTER THE FIRE is an intimate portrait of a family who still has to cope with the consequences of racist violence and who continues to struggle with the senselessness of their loss.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Malou Berlin
  • Screenwriter Malou Berlin
  • Director of Photography Susanne Dzeik
  • Editor Carsten Does
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Production Company
credo:film GmbH
Schiffbauerdamm 13, 10117 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 2576240

Fax: +49 30 25762422
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