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And Along Come Tourists

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Year of participation 2008
Program Non-competition Programs

And Along Come Tourists
Producer(s) Britta Knöller, Hans-Christian Schmid
Director(s) Robert Thalheim
Script Robert Thalheim, Bernd Lange, Hans-Christian Schmid
Director of Photography Yoliswa Gärtig
Production designer Michal Galinski, Rita Hallekamp
Music by Uwe Bossenz
Sound Uwe Bossenz,, Anton Feist
Edit Stefan Kobe
Cast Alexander Fehling, Ryszard Ronczewski, Barbara Wysocka, Piotr Rogucki, Rainer Sellien, Lena Stolze, Lutz Blochberger, Willy Rachow, Roman Gancarczyk, Adam Nawojczyk, Halina Kwiatkowska, Joachim Lätsch
Production company(-ies) 23/5 Filmproduktion GmbH Das Kleinfernsehspiel
 

Synopsis

For Sven, a young German, Auschwitz is a small town in Poland, a strange language, a concentration camp, all the musty grayness of high school German history classes. Krzemiński, a former inmate who never left the camp and now spends his time either giving contemporary-witness lectures or repairing suitcases. Krzemiński’s world revolves around the suitcases taken from the Jews as they arrived at the concentration camp from all over Europe. Having to endure Krzemiński’s haughty, gruff manner, Sven also has to put up with the barely concealed contempt of various locals. Luckily, there’s Ania, a young guide who lets Sven stay at her place… As the weeks go by, Sven begins to discover both Auschwitz and Oświęcim, the place of horror and the Polish town, the memorial to inhumanity and the tourist industry that has sprung up around it.

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
Daily
 
Festival Coverage
 
 
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