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Europa Passage

a film by Andrei Schwartz

Europa Passage

Germany | 2021 | 90:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
The film covers the double life of a group of Roma who have been shuttling between Hamburg and their Romanian village for years. They earn their meagre income through begging and spend nights in improvised shacks alongside train tracks or in the thickets of public parks. Four to five times a year they return home to Nămăiesti, a village about 100 km west of Bucharest, to take care of their children. Only Maria and Țirloi managed to build a bit of normality for themselves in Hamburg; they have a place to stay and their 13-year-old granddaughter is the first in the family to be able to read and write. They form the bridge between the two worlds: he has work, she still begs.
Festivals/Awards
2022
37 DOK.fest Munich – Documentary Film Prize of the Goethe-Institut Nominee



Cast and Crew
  • Director Andrei Schwartz
  • Producer Stefan Schubert
  • Director of Photography Susanne Schüle
  • Production assistent Anja Padge
  • Editor Heidrun Schweitzer, Robert Strauß
  • Sound Giacomo Goldbecker, Marin Cazacu, Helge Ole Haack, Stefan Bück
  • Sound Design Simon Bastian
Original Languages

Romanian

German

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