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Far Away Country Pa-Isch (Fernes Land Pa-Isch)

Far Away Country Pa-Isch

Sixteen-year-old Umberto is fed up with life. His mother Ilona frequently changes her lovers. His father disappeared (it is said that he worked as a circus acrobat and had an accident). The father of his younger half-sister, Bianca, went back to Africa. Umberto's dream is to leave the sad, small town in Saxony where they live. Ilona decides to move the family to Hamburg, trying to find a better life. Umberto falls in love with Tschibo, a black girl living next door. Umberto is irritated when he finds out that his mother and Tschibo work as prostitutes. He tries to save Bianca and himself, to leave for Africa, for distant "Pa-Isch". After a turbulent journey on a stolen motorbike, they arrive in Berlin where they meet "Le Pain" and his gang who live in the ruins of an old factory. Umberto tries to earn money doing more or less legal jobs. When he realizes that his dream can't come true he starts a large fire.
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Rainer Simon
Screenplay Rainer Simon, Guenther Saalmann
Cinematography Sebastian Richter
Helga Gentz
Friedrich Schenker, Klaus Knapp, Gruppe Saraba
Cast Meret Becker, Renate Krößner, Jens Schumann, Nana Abrokwa
Producer Dorothea Hildebrandt
Production Company Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures
Runtime 93 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
With backing from BKM, Laender Brandenburg, Sachsen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Hamburger Filmbuero
German Distributor PROGRESS Film-Verleih/Berlin

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