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Date(s) - 17/11/2017

The Gate Cinema


Drama | Europe | Journey | Masculinity | Female Director

A clutch of German labourers settle in a camp on the outskirts of a Bulgarian town on the Greek border, tasked with constructing a hydroelectric power plant near a local creek. Among them is a Meinhard (a striking performance from non-actor Meinhard Neumann), a brooding and private former legionnaire, who is the one member of the group sensitive to the politics their presence creates. He makes subtle attempts to communicate with and endear himself to the local community, though his fellow workers aren’t so appreciative of the situation, and there is a menacing threat of conflict. Valeska Grisebach’s first lm since Longing (2006) is a playful and provocative deconstruction of the western genre.

Director: Valeska Grisebach
Producer(s): Maren Ade
Screenwriter(s): Valeska Grisebach
Main Cast: Sascha Diener, Waldemar Zang, Meinhard Neumann

Country: Germany
Languages: German
Colour: Colour
Duration: 120 minutes

Tickets: This screening is complimentary funded by the European Parliament/Lux prize (advance booking required)

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