LAND IN SIGHT

a film by Antje Kruska, Judith Keil

LAND IN SIGHT

Germany | 2013 | 93:00 min

Original Title:
LAND IN SICHT

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Documentary
Synopsis
Paradise does have its downsides. Unlike the biblical Christians who want to enlighten him, Brian, an asylum seeker from Cameroon, has hopes for this life – and that’s clearly situated in Germany. Unfortunately he has ended up in Bad Belzig in Brandenburg, where there’s little excitement except for an amateur belly dance group and a marching band. He has no 'useful' country of origin to show for – right now there’s no war in Cameroon, only a lack of opportunity. The Yemenite soldier Abdul, who would rather carry arms in civilian life and work in security, is in a similar situation. Farid from Iran for his part can’t go back for political reasons and can't bring his family over without residence status.
Three open-ended fates which the two directors accompany with their usual thoroughness over the course of a year in their fourth film together as they attempt to understand the wordings of the employment agency and the red tape jungle, and to find a German wife, if need be. Preferably one who doesn't just guarantee a right of residence but also knows how to cook. Bad Belzig turns out to be a stroke of luck for the film, since the East German province shows a lot of comic potential in its touching attempts to help the foreigners. The intercultural misunderstandings in particular highlight our German 'paradise', which is founded solely on paper. (DOKLeipzig, Cornelia Klauß)
Festivals/Awards
DOK Leipzig,
Cast and Crew
  • Director Antje Kruska, Judith Keil
Original Languages

German

Production Company
INDI FILM GmbH
Talstraße 41, 70188 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 30 61287852

Phone: +49 711 99797766

info@indifilm.de
http://www.indifilm.de
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