Stranger in Paradise

 
Ein Lehrer versucht, einer Gruppe von Flüchtlingen Mathematik beizubringen. Nicht derentwillen, sondern lediglich, um ihnen vor Augen führen zu können, was Flüchtlinge der Gesellschaft eigentlich kosten. Die Asylsuchenden widersprechen. Sie wollen arbeiten, einen Beitrag leisten. Doch der Lehrer macht ihre Illusionen zunichte. Changierend zwischen Spiel- und Dokumentarfilm reflektiert Stranger in Paradise in drei Akten über herrschende Kräfteverhältnisse. Ein politischer Essay über das Zerbersten von Träumen am harten Boden der Realität, über ein Dilemma, in dem es die eigene Position zu hinterfragen gilt.

"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)

Director's Biography
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
Niederlande 2016
color & black and white
72 Minuten
OmeU
Drehbuch Guido Hendrikx
Kamera Emo Weemhoff
Schnitt Lot Rossmark
Ton/Sounddesign Taco Drijfhout, Tijn Hazen
Musik Ella van der Woude, Juho Nurmela
Mit Valentijn Dhaenens
Produzent*innen Frank van den Engel, Guiseppe Contarino (Zeppers Film, NL)
Produktion
Zeppers Film Ruysdaelkade 223 1072 AW, Amsterdam The Netherlands info@zeppers.nl www.zeppers.nl
Österreichpremiere
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