• Feature
  • 2018
  • 91 Minutes
  • Germany, Swaziland
  • Language: German and French and Italian and Kurdish

Drawing inspiration from his personal encounter with the Italian refugee child Giovanna during World War II, Markus Imhoof tells how refugees and migrants are treated today: on the Mediterranean Sea, in Lebanon, in Italy, in Germany and in Switzerland.

Director: Markus Imhoof

Screenwriter: Markus Imhoof

Production Company: Thelma Film AG, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF), Zero One Film



2018: Berlin International Film Festival, Germany/ Hong Kong International Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Markus Imhoof

DOP / Camera: Peter Indergand

Editor: Beatrice Babin

Music: Peter Scherer

Sound: Dieter Meyer, Jürg Lempen, Hugo Poletti

Producer: Thomas Kufus, Pierre-Alain Meier


Markus Imhoof

Markus Imhoof was born on the 19.09.1941 in Winterthur, Switzerland. Secondary school in Winterthur, studies in German, History of the Arts and History in Zurich. In 1996 he founded the Markus Imhoof Film GmbH and the Fl.im.Pa. Filmproduktion AG, together with Pierre-Alain Meier and Thomas Koerfer of Frenetic Films AG. He is host lecturer on the Film School Milano, the Film Academy Berlin and the Film University Zurich.

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