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STRANGER IN PARADISE

STRANGER IN PARADISE

"We don’t want you. We just can’t do it." In a classroom, a teacher uses math to explain to a group of refugees what their arrival will cost society. The asylum seekers try to refute the figures. They will work, won’t they, and contribute to society? The teacher shatters their illusions: half of them will never find work. In three acts, director and screenwriter Guido Hendrikx explains the European view of the refugee crisis. The man receives three groups of migrants, each time adopting a different attitude. (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2016)

GUIDO HENDRIKX, born in 1987, is a Dutch documentary filmmaker. He studied at the University of Utrecht and worked as a freelance journalist. In 2010, he presented his film debut Day Is Done* at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and began his studies as a documentary film director at the Netherlands Film Academy – AHK. // Films (selection): Day Is Done* (2010, short doc), Escort (2013, short doc), Studyfactory (2013, short doc), Onder Ons (Among Us, 2014, short doc), Stranger in Paradise (2016, doc)

Competition Documentary 2017

GUIDO HENDRIKX

The Netherlands 2016
DCP / color
72 minutes
OmeU / OV with engl. subtitles

Screenplay
Cinematography
Emo Weemhoff
Editing
Lot Rossmark
Sound
Taco Drijfhout, Tijn Hazen
Music
Ella van der Woude, Juho Nurmela
Cast
Valentijn Dhaenens
Producers
Frank van den Engel, Guiseppe Contarino (Zeppers Film, NL)

Trailer

Production

Zeppers Film
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Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2016

Internationale Premiere / International Premiere
CPH:DOX 2017 / True/False Film Fest 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere