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BLACK-BROWN-WHITE

by Erwin Wagenhofer

synopsis

Don Pedro is a 35-year-old truck driver. Together with his paraplegic partner Jimmy, he operates a small freight shipping. Over the years they have devised an elaborate, nifty but also illegal system whereby they smuggle African refugees to Europe. Jackie, a young Nigerian woman, is on the run across the Sahara going north, her son Emanuel at her side. Their destination is Geneva, where the boy’s father, a Swiss UN-employee, lives. At the border between Africa and Europe, Pedro, Jackie and Emanuel meet for the first time.

original title: Black-Brown-White
country: Austria
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Erwin Wagenhofer
film run: 100'
release date: AT 18/02/2011
screenplay: Erwin Wagenhofer
cast: Fritz Karl, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Karl Markovics
cinematography by: Martin Gschlacht
film editing: Paul M. Sedlacek
producer: Helmut Grasser
production: Allegro Film
backing: Filmfonds Wien, Austria Film Institute, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
distributor: Filmladen
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