ALIAS

a film by Jens Junker

ALIAS

Germany | 2009

Synopsis
“He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone” - an Apostle of the New Apostolic Church lays a young married couple’s conflict to rest with this quotation from the Bible. Afterwards, nothing is ever said about the woman’s adultery. And so a young boy grows up in a deceptive idyll together with his family and his brothers and sisters in faith, firmly anchored in the ideologies of a petit-bourgeois, religious environment. He never really registers the fact that his appearance is unusual for a German. In his early twenties, he argues fiercely with his father, who reveals the supposed truth of his son’s origins in a rage.
The family emerges as a structure of hypocrisy, its members as silent guardians of shared knowledge - not only that of his identity. Roaming his childhood haunts in Castrop-Rauxel, a small industrial town, and on subsequent travels to Lebanon he encounters strange familiars, and finally a familiar stranger.

original German/English/Arabic version with English subtitles available
Cast and Crew
  • Director Jens Junker
  • Screenwriter Simone Schirmer
  • Director of Photography Philip Haucke
  • Editor Andre Bendocchi-Alves, Renata Salazar Ivancan, Claudia Enzmann
Original Languages

German

German

Production Company
Walker+Worm Film GmbH & Co. KG
Schwindstrasse 5, 80798 München

Phone: +49 89 125096530

Fax: +49 89 125096539

info@w2-film.de
http://www.w2-film.de
Co-Production Company
HFF München (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film)
Germany
www.hff-muenchen.de
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