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Our Island in the South Pacific (Suedsee, eigene Insel)

Our Island in the South Pacific

Albert is a successful, upwardly-mobile young executive. He seems to have everything it takes: an attractive wife, a pretty daughter, good friends and a smart home in the leafy suburbs. When Albert falls victim to an investment fraud, his idyll is destroyed overnight. He loses his money, his career prospects are up in smoke and, to add insult to injury, he discovers his neighbor and best friend at work has been scheming behind his back. Instead of departing for their holiday in the south Pacific, the family is forced to hide out in the cellar of their own house.


Thomas Bahmann was born in Munich in 1962 and studied in the feature film department at the Academy for Television & Film in Munich (HFF) from 1987-1991 and has worked as an independent author and director since 1991. His films are: Beim Drachensteigen (short, 1988), Musikvideo Seoul \'88 (1988), Humpf im Gruenen (short, 1989), Halt\'s Maul (co-dir with Anna Oeller, short, 1989), Der gute Kurt (graduation film, 1991), Kleiner Koenig Erich (TV, 1993), Coming In (TV, 1993) and Our Island In The South Pacific (Suedsee, eigene Insel, 1998).
Category Feature
Year of Production 1998
Director Thomas Bahmann
Screenplay Hans Turner, Thomas Bahmann
Cinematography Hannes Hubach
Hansjörg Weißbrich
Rainer Kuehn
Cast Herbert Knaup, Alexandra Maria Lara, Andrea Sawatzki, Ben Becker, Nils Nellessen
Producers Thomas Haeberle, Christian Becker
Production Company Indigo Film/Munich, in co-production with Senator Film Produktion, Traumwerk Filmproduktion, Munich
Length 92 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Sound Technology Dolby SR, Dolby Stereo
Festivals Hof 1998
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Media II
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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