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by Nora Hoppe


Todor (50), a Serbian petty smuggler, passes crates of contraband cigarettes and liquor from sham fishing boats at sea on to other middlemen on a defunct pier in the city's harbour. A burnt-out loner, he is saving money to purchase a piece of isolated land somewhere in Herzegovina to erase the memories of a past full of loss and a pointless present. One day he accepts a commission to deliver a larger box for more money to one of his middlemen, known as "Dolce". On the journey to the smugglers' pier he hears a sound from within the box. Upon prying one of the sides open, the body of a woman tumbles out... filthy, bruised, heavily drugged and wearing nothing but a tattered cotton dress...

original title: La fine del mare
working title: Gorgomeesh
country: Germany, France, Sierra Leone, Italy, United States
sales agent: Onoma International
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Nora Hoppe
screenplay: Nora Hoppe
cast: Miki Manojlović, Diana Dobreva, Maria Burrano, Giuseppe Battiston, Orazio Bobbio
producer: Helge Albers, Philippe Avril
production: Flying Moon Filmproduktion, E-motion film, Revolver, Unlimited, ZDF/Arte (DE),
backing: Friuli Veznezia Giulia Film Commission
distributor: Piffl Medien Filmverleih
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