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SI-O-SE POL (LETZTEN TAGE DES PARVIS K., DIE)

SI-O-SE POL
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Facing death, terminally ill Parvis Karimpour wants to reconcile with his daughter Nasrin. He and his fellow African travellers are dumped from a boat by the Spanish coast at dawn. He makes his way to Madrid where he believes his only child, who fled from Iran years ago, may now live.

Finding shelter in a city which is battered by the economic crisis, Parvis meets two other struggling migrants. The Italian Fabrizio, a failed piano player, survives on odd cleaning jobs. Spoilt young German Almut, on the other hand, has followed her boyfriend to Madrid. Looking for a direction in life, she dreams of opening a jewellery shop.

The search for Nasrin becomes their common quest. Parvis regains hope, while his newfound optimism snaps Fabrizio and Almut out of their lethargy. Following a new clue, the three set off northwards in Almut’s car.


Henrik Peschel was born in Hamburg in 1967. Starting off with music videos e.g. for Frank Black (Pixies) and Super 8 shorts, he worked as a DoP for well-known filmmakers such as Klaus Lemke. His own films include: ROLLO ALLER! (short, 1990), ROLLO ALLER! 2 (short, 1992), MADBOY (mid-length feature, 2008), DICKE HOSE – BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE OTTENSEN (mockumentary, 2009) and PETE THE HEAT (feature, 2010), for which he received the Montblanc Script Award at Filmfest Hamburg 2010.
Genre Drama, Road Movie
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Henrik Peschel
Screenplay Henrik Peschel
Cinematography Kristian Leschner
Cast Ramin Yazdani, Christian Concilio, Pheline Roggan, Sadreddin Zahed, Abdelatif Hwidar, Sergio Villanueva, Isabel Torrijo, Paco Alegre, Pilar Martinez
Producers Fabian von Borcke, Henrik Peschel
Production Company Five Seven Films/Hamburg
Length 82 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Cambridge 2013, MUCES Segovia 2013, Deboshir Pure Dreams St. Petersburg 2013, Delhi 2013, Dhaka 2014, Byron Bay 2014, Arizona Int. Film Festival Tucson 2014, Gothenburg 2014, Philadelphia 2014, Gwangju International Film Festival 2014, Harlem 2014, Marbella 2014, Oaxaca 2014, Louisville 2014, IndieCork 2014, International Crime & Punishment Film Festival Turkey 2014, Bridge Film Fest Mitrovica 2014, Tamilnadu 2015, Cardiff Independent 2015, Orlando Film Festival 2015
Awards Festival Grand Prize Tucson 2014, Special Jury Peace Award Gothenburg 2014, Kim Daejung Nobel Peace Film Art Special Award Gwangju 2014, Best Cinematography Harlem 2014, Best Indie Feature Cork 2014, Special Prize for Human Rights Recognition Oaxaca 2014, Best Actor (Ramin Yazdani) Mitrovica 2014, Best Actor Tamilnadu 2015, Main Prize Cardiff 2015, Best Foreign Language Feature Orlando 2015
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

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