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ROADS

by Sebastian Schipper

synopsis

Roads follows William, a young man from the Congo, as he attempts to break through Europe’s borders in search of his brother. By chance he teams up with Gyllen, a wild and sharp-witted British runaway who has fled his family’s Moroccan holiday in his stepfather’s campervan. Their trip across Europe is an unpredictable and thrilling ride fuelled by the unstoppable momentum, chaos and humour only a pair of teenagers living on the edge can ignite. In cementing a brotherly bond, Gyllen and William learn that to truly depend on each other is the most important gift of all.

international title: Roads
original title: Roads
working title: Caravan
country: Germany, France
sales agent: HanWay Films
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Sebastian Schipper
release date: DE 6/09/2018
screenplay: Sebastian Schipper, Oliver Ziegenbalg
cast: Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Moritz Bleibtreu, Claudia Trujillo, Kris Hunter, Stéphane Bak, Ricard Balada, Josep Maria Alejandre
cinematography by: Matteo Cocco
film editing: Monica Coleman
art director: Chloé Cambournac
costumes designer: Jürgen Doering
producer: David Keitsch, Sebastian Schipper
co-producer: Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Christiane Dressler, Kalle Friz, Isabel Hund, Janine Jackowski, Jean-Christophe Reymond
line producer: Jakob Neuhäusser
production: Missing Link Films, Kazak Productions, Komplizen Film, StudioCanal, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE France, ARD Degeto Film GMBH, Radical Media
backing: Eurimages
distributor: StudioCanal Germany, Rezo Films