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AND ALONG COME TOURISTS

by Robert Thalheim

synopsis

Auschwitz wasn´t what Sven, a young German, had in mind when he signed up to do his civil service abroad. For him, Auschwitz is a small town in Poland, a strange language, a concentration camp, all the musty grayness of high-school German history classes. As the weeks go by, Sven begins to discover both Auschwitz and Oświęcim, the place of horror and the Polish town, the memorial to inhumanity and the tourist industry that has sprung up around it. Yet within this push and pull of conflicting sensations grow love for Ania, compassion for Krzemiński, and the troubling, challenging realization about his own role in preserving the memory of this place...

international title: And Along Come Tourists
original title: Am Ende kommen Touristen
country: Germany, United Kingdom, Poland
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Robert Thalheim
film run: 82'
release date: DE 16/08/2007, AT 26/10/2007, FR 14/05/2008
screenplay: Robert Thalheim
cast: Alexander Fehling, Ryszard Ronczewski, Barbara Wysocka
cinematography by: Yoliswa Gärtig
film editing: Stefan Kobe
art director: Michal Galinski, Rita Hallekamp
costumes designer: Ewa Krauze
producer: Hans-Christian Schmid, Britta Knöller
production: 23/5 Filmproduktion
distributor: X Verleih, Alsace Cinémas Distribution (FR)

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Cannes 2007 Un Certain Regard (selection)
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