24.9. - 3.10.2020

Polluting Paradise Germany 2012 | 98 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Fatih Akin

Fatih Akin is one of the most successful film directors in Germany. Gangster films, family sagas, love stories or road movies - Akin’s films defy any boundaries set between genres and stand for young, unconventional cinema.

Fatih Akin was born in Hamburg in 1973, son of Turkish immigrants. On completing high school, he studied Visual Communications at the Hamburger Hochschule für bildende Künste (HfbK). His debut as a film director was in 1998 with “Kurz und schmerzlos” ("Short Sharp Shock"). For his fourth film, “Head-On”, Fatih Akin was awarded the Golden Bear at the Berlinale, the German Film Award and the European Film Award. In 2005, he was a member of the jury at Cannes International Film Festival, where he also celebrated the world premiere of his film "Auf der anderen Seite" ("The Edge of Heaven") in 2007. The film received the Best Screenplay Award.

Fatih Akin works as a director and producer in Hamburg.

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Çamburnu is a village in the mountains of North-Eastern Turkey. Its inhabitants have lived in harmony with nature for generations from tea cultivation and fishing. 10 years ago the idyll came under threat when the government decided to build a waste disposal site directly above the village. Despite protests from the mayor and the villagers, a site was built that ignored safety and building standards and has been polluting the environment ever since. The economic basis of the tea growers below the site has been destroyed. The consequences are appalling and plain for all to see, yet every day tons' more rubbish are driven onto the site.

Orig. Title: Müll im Garten Eden
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: Turkish
Director: Fatih Akin
Screenplay: Fatih Akin
Producer: Fatih Akin,Klaus Maeck,Alberto Fanni,Flaminio Zadra,Paolo Colombo
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Alexander Hacke
Director of Photography: Bünyamin Seyrekbasan, Hervé Dieu
Production Design:
Editor: Andrew Bird
Commissioning Editor: Jeanette Würl (NDR), Christian Granderath (NDR)
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Pandora Film GmbH
World Sales:
Production: corazón international; NDR


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