Browse Archive

WHEN PAUL CAME OVER THE SEA (ALS PAUL ÜBER DAS MEER KAM)

WHEN PAUL CAME OVER THE SEA
photo © Juan Sarmiento

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 02/2016

Paul is from Cameroon. He made his way via the Sahara to Morocco to cross the Mediterranean. Jakob experienced the fall of the Wall as a Berlin teenager, which motivated him to make a film on today’s borders of Europe. This is how he meets Paul, who soon after gets to Spain. He survives – half die on the tragic 50 hour odyssey. There, instead of getting psychological help, he is sent to a deportation center. It is only on his release that Jakob and Paul meet again. Increasingly, Germany becomes the destination. At this point Jakob has to decide: will he become an active part in Paul's pursuit of happiness or remain the observing filmmaker? In the end Jakob himself finds it hard to believe that Paul now lives in his former childhood room.
Genre Society
Category Documentary
Director Jakob Preuss
Screenplay Jakob Preuss
Cinematography Juan Sarmiento G.
Producers Jakob D. Weydemann, Jonas Weydemann
Production Company Weydemann Bros., in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Original Version
 French
Shooting Dates November 2014-April 2015
Festivals Shanghai 2017, Sao Paulo 2017
Awards Golden Goblet: Best Documentary Film Shanghai 2017
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Nordmedia

Contact
Weydemann Bros.
info@weydemannbros.com
http://www.weydemannbros.com