30.09. - 09.10.2021

Amara terra mia - Bitter Land Of Mine Germany, Italy 2020 | 82 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour and B&W | FF 2020

Eduard Erne

EDUARD ERNE (*1958) studied acting and direction at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna and at the Mozarteum Salzburg. He works as a director and TV journalist in Germany and Switzerland.

Dania Hohmann

DANIA HOHMANN (*1974) is an actress and theatre director. She has worked at the St. Pauli Theatre in Hamburg and at the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, among others.

Ulrich Waller

ULRICH WALLER (*1956) is a writer, director and since 2003 has been artistic director of the St. Pauli Theatre in Hamburg. In 2015, Erne and Waller’s film "Der vergessene Krieg" was shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG.

rated for 0 + years
Docudrama about the first generation of so-called Gastarbeiter in Germany. Carla and Maria Grazia meet for the first time outside the crematorium, where they are given the ashes of their father Agostino Rossi. He came from Tuscany to Wolfsburg in the 1950s to work at Volkswagen. He left his family behind in Italy and started another in Germany, without one knowing about the other. The film links the personal search of two half-sisters for their father’s past with interviews with former Gastarbeiter and historical archive material from the time of the Wirtschaftswunder [economic miracle] which attracted hundreds of thousands of mostly young Italians to Germany.

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Original title: Amara terra mia - Mein bitteres Land
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German, Italian
Section: Televisions
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Ulrich Waller, Eduard Erne, Dania Hohmann
Screenplay: Ulrich Waller, Eduard Erne
Cast: Adriana Altaras, Daniela Morozzi, Stefano Santomauro, Peter Franke, Jörg Kleemann, Anneke Schwabe, George Meyer-Goll, Gianni Ferreri, Sergio Pierattini, Alessandro Rigacci, Hartmut Saam, Silvia Tognazzi, Lorenza Ciufegni, Eleonora Braccali, Domitilla Ragni, Susanna Ricci und der Compagnia del Bruscello di Castelnuovo Berardenga
Producer: Ulrich Waller, Jan Philip Lange
Director of Photography: Harald Schmuck
Music: Hans P. Ströer, Hartmut Saam
Production Design: Georg & Paul
Editor: Manuel Sanchez
Sound: Mike Glöckner, Lukas Teutenberg, Malte Lahrmann
Costume design: Bettina Proske, Laura Celesti
Commissioning Editor: Thorge Thomsen, Ulrike Dotzer (NDR/ARTE)
Format: BluRay
German Distributor:
World Sales:
Production: Blaubart Film- und Theaterproduktion in Zusammenarbeit mit JUNIFILM und NDR/ARTE
Contact: Juliane Kirchberger, NDR/ARTE: und Jan Philip Lange, JUNIFILM,


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