Film Info: IMPLOSION

IMPLOSION

IMPLOSION
photo © Karibufilm

Seventeen-year-old Thomas and his father Niels spend their summer holidays at the Spanish coast. But their father and son time out takes a turn when a boat with African refugees sinks close to their hotel. One of them is 20-year-old Djamile. On a motorbike tour Thomas runs into Djamile and quickly decides to hide her from the Spanish authorities and the smugglers who brought her to Europe.

When Niels and Angelica, Thomas’ teacher and his father’s love affair, learn about Thomas’ secret, the situation is getting even more explosive. Niels does not support his son’s plans at all. Naive but passionate, Thomas struggles to find a way to save Djamile. Deeper and deeper, he explores an unknown world of desperation, hope, greed, violence, betrayal, sorrow and... love.


Sören Voigt was born 1968 in Pinneberg and studied Film Directing at the National School for Film and Television in Lodz/Poland and at the German Film & Television Academy (dffb) in Berlin, where he graduated with his first feature film PERFECT SIGHT (TOLLE LAGE) in 2000. His other films include: SOUTHERN STAR (short, 1995), THE SUPPER (SOMETIMES I WISH...) (short, 1996), BREAD 'N' BUTTER (doc, 1997), CALLS (short, 2002), IDENTITY KILLS (2003), and IMPLOSION (2011).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Director Sören Voigt
Screenplay Sören Voigt
Cinematography Olaf Hirschberg
Cast Sven Gielnik, Eye Haidara, Hans Jochen Wagner, Carolina Clemente, Eric Ebouaney
Producers Hans-Eddy Schreiber, Kai Kuennemann
Production Company Karibufilm/Cologne, in co-production with ZIP Films/Barcelona, Living Films/Berlin, ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel/Mainz
Length 91 min
Format 35 mm, color, cs
Dubbed Versions Spanish
Original Version
 German, Spanish, French
Subtitled Versions English, German
Festivals Hof 2011, Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken 2012, Giffoni 2012, Sao Paulo 2012
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, MEDIA, German Federal Film Board, Institut Català de les Indústries Culturals, Instituto Valenciano de Cinematografía

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