a film by Johanna Sunder-Plassmann, Tama Tobias-Macht


Germany | 2018 | 80:00 min

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outside portrays four homeless men. Starting from the objects they cary around with them the film opens the gates to a world that otherwise remains hidden.
outside not only invites to a change of perspective but tries to show four homeless people that have preserved a sense of dignity and pride that is all too often denied to them.

Belinale catalogue:
Homeless people, tramps, vagabonds and vagrants. Are they all the same idea? Or are they completely different? Sometimes the choice of words can help to change perspectives. The film draußen also adopts a different perspective by following four people living on the streets who own very little. Nothing they possess would ascribe them any apparent social status and yet everything they have is of value. Matze, Elvis, Filzlaus and Sergio are all survivors - and each of them is a real character. In order to hear their stories the two directors decided to adopt a particular strategy and concentrate instead on the items that their protagonists carry about with them. They asked them to open the door to their world by allowing them to take a look inside their plastic bags, pockets and shopping trollies, much as if they were entering someone’s home. The few objects that are to be found within contain a wealth of information and meaning. Charged with emotions and memories, these objects are no less than the fragments of their lives. In their conversations, the full import of these treasures begin to take shape.
68th Berlinale PERSPECTIVE German Cinema
35th Internationales FrauenFILMfestival Dortmund|Cologne
35th Kasseler Dokfest
69th LOLA@Berlinale – shortlisted German Film Award
Crossing Europe, Linz
Cast and Crew
  • Director Johanna Sunder-Plassmann, Tama Tobias-Macht
  • Producer Titus Kreyenberg
  • Director of Photography Sophie Maintigneux, Marie Zahir
  • Sound Filipp Forberg
  • Sound Design Tim Elzer, Karl Atteln
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