20-year-old Sedanur spends her nights sorting car parts on the assembly line for the robots. She dreams of driving her own Mercedes one day. But when the diesel crisis kicks in, she is one of the first to be let go. At the same time, 33-year old Eva, a headhunter working for the factory, is looking for experts to automate some of their logistics. One day, even her own job will be replaced by algorithms, but by then she plans to be living in the Caribbean. Two very different representatives of a generation in which, sooner or later, everyone will be replaceable. (Berlinale)

Director's Biography
Jonas Heldt: Having grown up in a small Bavarian village where whoever drove a Bavarian-made car was considered to have made it in life, Jonas Heldt moved to Berlin where he began to make his first documentaries and also worked as a radio reporter. His grandfather's salary as a steelworker was enough to feed seven children and to eventually afford an Audi A3. In 2013 Jonas Heldt founded the directors' collective MOTEL Film.

Film Selection: Automotive (2020, doc) - Tara (2017, mid-length) - Hinterwelten (2014, mid-length doc)
Crossing Europe VOD · Arbeitswelten | Working Worlds 2021
Jonas Heldt
Germany 2020
80 minutes
German / Turkish / English / Hungarian
OV with English subtitles
Cinematography Pius Neumaier, Jonas Heldt, Stephan Rosche, Joe Brugger
Editing Frank Müller, Miriam Märk, Jonas Heldt
Sound/Sounddesign Philip Hutter, Jannik Flieger
Music Philip Hutter
With Sedanur Hatice Koca, Eva Heppel
Producer(s) Jonas Heldt, Christoph Menardi, Torben Struck, Sabrina Kleder
MOTEL Film, NEOS Film, Edgar Reitz Filmstiftung, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Berlinale 2020

Crossing Europe VOD-Premiere
06.06. - 06.07.2021, online, OV with German subtitles
More details on the VOD program HERE
(only available for streaming in Austria)