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DR. ALEMÁN

by Tom Schreiber

synopsis

Marc, a young German doctor, arrives in the Colombian metropolis of Cali on an exchange visit and starts work in a local hospital. The operating theatre looks like a war zone: most of his patients have stab or gunshot wounds, the result of street scuffles. The young man from a traditional family of doctors disregards the word of warning from his superiors and sets off into the deprived neighbourhood of Siloé looking for a bit of excitement: he befriends the kids from the local gang and falls in love with a stall-holder called Wanda. His new life of drugs and dangerous encounters taints his reputation as a “German doctor”, and distances him from his colleagues at the hospital and his host family.

international title: Dr. Alemán
original title: Dr. Alemán
country: Germany
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Tom Schreiber
film run: 106'
release date: DE 14/08/2008
screenplay: Oliver Keidel, Tom Schreiber
cast: August Diehl, Marleyda Soto, Victor Villegas, Andrés Parra, Hernán Méndez, David Steven Bravo
cinematography by: Olaf Hirschberg
film editing: Andreas Wodraschke
music: Josef Suchy
producer: Harry Flöter, Jörg Siepmann, Arne Ludwig
production: 2Pilots Filmproduction
backing: BKM, FFA, éQuinoxe
distributor: Telepool
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