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When Paul Came Over the Sea - Journal of an Encounter

a film by Jakob Preuss

When Paul Came Over the Sea - Journal of an Encounter

Germany | 2017 | 97:00 min

Original Title:
ALS PAUL ÜBER DAS MEER KAM - Tagebuch einer Begegnung

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
Paul has made his way from his home in Cameroon across the Sahara to the Moroccan coast where he now lives in a forest waiting for the right moment to cross the Mediterranean. This is where he meets Jakob, a filmmaker from Berlin, who is filming along Europe's borders. Soon afterwards, Paul manages to cross over to Spain on a rubber boat. He survives - but half of his companions die on this tragic 50 hour odyssey. Held for two months in a deportation centre, upon his release Paul meets Jakob again at a shelter for migrants in Southern Spain. When Paul decides to continue on to Germany, Jakob has to make a choice: will he become an active part of Paul's pursuit of a better life or remain a detached documentary filmmaker?
Festivals/Awards
Winner of
Gerd Ruge Stipendium 2011
Best Pitch of NPP 2012
Haghefilm International Prize of NPP Work-in-Progress 2013
shortlisted for German Film Award, Best Documentary

Festivals among others:
Max Ophüls Preis 2017 - Worldpremiere "Documentary Competition"
IFF Rotterdamm 2017 - International Premiere "Bright Future" 3rd place Audience Award
Bergamo Film Meeting, Italy - Winner "Best Documentary"
Achtung Berlin - New Berlin Film Award
Kirchliches Filmfestival Recklinghausen, Germany
DocuDays UA Int. Human Rights FF, Ukraine
LOLA@BERLINALE 2018
Kino Festival NYC – Festival of German Films
Visions du Réel industry, Media Library
8th iREP Lagos Nigeria
5th KOUDOUGOU Doc 2018
Cast and Crew
  • Director Jakob Preuss
  • Producer Jakob D. Weydemann, Jonas Weydemann
  • Director of Photography Juan Sarmiento G.
  • Editor Franziska von Berlepsch, Karoline Vielemeyer
Age Rating

rated 6

Original Languages

German

spanish

French

Recommendations

highly recommended

Production Company
WEYDEMANN BROS. GMBH
Körners. 45, 50823 Köln

Phone: +49 30 67928270

info@weydemannbros.com
http://www.weydemannbros.com
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