30.09. - 09.10.2021

Submergence France, Germany, Spain 2017 | 112 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Wim Wenders

With films like Paris, Texas (1984), Wings Over Berlin (1987), Buena Vista Social Club (1999) or The Salt of the Earth (2014) WIM WENDERS (*1945) is one of Germany's leading directors. For 15 years, he taught film as a professor at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg.

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James (James McAvoy) and Danny (Alicia Vikanthe) meet by chance in a remote hotel in Normandy where both are preparing for dangerous undertakings: he for an undercover mission for the British secret service in Somalia looking for a training camp for suicide bombers, she for a deep-sea project in Greenland looking for the origins of human life. Nothing could be further from their minds than falling in love, but that is exactly what happens. They soon grasp that they have found the love of their lives. Shortly afterwards, thousands of kilometres lie between them. James is taken hostage by jihadists while Danny glides across the sea-bed in a submarine. They have no way of contacting each other and Danny doesn't even know if James is alive. Two people, each in their own way imprisoned, taking strength from their love and memories of the other. Submergence is the film adaptation of the eponymous novel by J. M. Ledgard and tells a gripping story of love under extreme conditions.
Original title: Submergence
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English, wenige Passagen in Arabic, Somali, French
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Wim Wenders
Screenplay: Erin Dignam
Cast: James McAvoy, Alicia Vikander, Alexander Siddig, Celyn Jones, Reda Kateb
Producer: Cameron Lamb
Director of Photography: Benoît Debie
Music: Fernando Velázquez
Production Design: Thierry Flamand
Editor: Toni Froschhammer
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: NFP Marketing & Distribution*
World Sales: Embankment Films
Production: Lila 9th Productions in coproduction with Backup Studio; Neue Road Movies; Morena Films; Submergence A.I.E.; Umedia
Contact: NFP Marketing & Distribution*:


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