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BERLINALE 2005 Competition

Utopia in One day in Europe

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- This film, which marks Hannes Stöhr’s return to the Berlinale four years after winning the Choice of the public Prize, is deeply European in its origins and content

Utopia in One day in Europe

Are there some symbols around which all Europeans could unite and which define an "European way of life"?
One Day in Europe, which marks Hannes Stöhr’s return to the Berlinale four years after winning the Choice of the public Prize in the « Panorama » section with Berlin is in Germany , is deeply European in its origins and content.
The film’s plot is based on four stories with a similar pattern: indeed they all deal with a theft occurring in a big foreign city, in complete daylight, on the same day, the day of the big Final of the Champions League between the Turkish team Galatasaray and the Spanish Deportivo La Coruña. All four stories involve citizens of the enlarged European Union.

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"I wanted a movie made of sequences, of moments and things I have personnally experienced in the past . It’s all about Europe and all the different cultures within it and how they meet , but my main purpose was to depict a Utopia”, underlines the director, who also points out that «the pan-European side of my film is clearly emphasized by the producers involved. »
For this film was subsidized by the Eurimages funds for coproduction, in collaboration with the German company Moneypenny Filmproduktion and the Spanish Filmanova, with the support of TVG Televisión de Galicia, ARTE, of the Filmboard Berlin-BrandenburgFilmstiftung NRW, and CinePostproduction Geyer Köln & Geyer Berlin.

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(Translated from Italian)

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