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by Stefan Butzmühlen


Marek starts as a trainee on a container ship. It’s 197 meters long, 30 meters wide, and bound for Martinique. Full of anticipation, he leaves his parents’ farm in Western Pomerania and goes on board at Saint-Nazaire. Marek wants to find freedom and falls in love with the enigmatic sailor Jean. Will it just be a fling or will it last forever? Does Jean actually have a lover in every port? On his trip across the Atlantic, Marek may not actually become a sailor, but he does grow up. A romantic coming-of-age trip over the Atlantic and a maritime boy’s dream about love under the conditions of modern cargo shipping.

international title: Radiant Sea
original title: Lichtes Meer
country: Germany
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Stefan Butzmühlen
film run: 79'
screenplay: Stefan Butzmühlen, Jan Künemund
film editing: Cristina Diz
music: Fabrizio Tentoni
producer: Björn Koll
production: Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH
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