Tell Me When...

Direction
Year
2011
Country
  • Germany
Duration
54min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

On their way to Europe, Opara from Nigeria, Shahbaz from Pakistan and Ilham from Morocco stranded in Melilla, a Spanish exclave on the North-African coast that is surrounded by a huge border fence. Waiting for their papers or their final deportation, they are trapped in this enclosed city and can do nothing but wait. The film captures this in limbo situation by radically focusing on their sense perception, their increasingly circular movements in this confined space, and their drowning in a sea of dead time.

Details

  • Original title
    Tell Me When...
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Steffen Köhn, Paola Calvo
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Paola Calvo
  • Sound
    Steffen Köhn
  • Duration
    54 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2011
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Rencontres Internationales Paris, Berlin
    • Crossing Europe Festival Linz
    • Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival
    • Cinemigratorio Santander
    • World Film Festival Tartu

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