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An emotional roller coaster ride that hasn't been seen in the cinema for a long time - outstanding.

 

Deutschlandfunk Corso

 

 

 

 

 

A strong film about family and identity and the question

of what if our path in life had taken a different turn somewhere.​

 

Kunscht! SWR

 

Preuss and Brüning have managed to make a film that is rich in twists and turns, which is very touching and, above all, raises questions that go beyond Manuel's fate: what shapes us? What is our identity?

 

Knut Elstermann on Radio Eins

 

 

 

A film about the difficult and disturbing search for one's own roots and identity - accompanied by the great uncertainty of what that does to you. (…) A timeless masterpiece that sensitively tells a universal story.​

 

Stuttgarter Zeitung

 

 

 

 

A film about the meeting of worlds that previously knew nothing about each other. An adventure trip, a road movie, a melodrama, a legend with an open ending.​

 

Filmdienst.de

 

 

 

 

'Mein fremdes Land' deliberately avoids loud effects, explosiveness and the big fanal. The film convinces above all with its quiet tones, precise observation and narrative immediacy.​

 

Statement of the jury for awarding the Documentary Film Prize

of the Filmschau Baden-Württemberg

documentary film, 94 minutes

a DOKblick production, coproduced by SWR,

funded by MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg

Germany 2021




trailer

 

language: German with English subtitles

© DOKblick Filmproduktion

edited by: Robin Jünkersfeld

OTHER TRAILER VERSIONS

KINOcheck trailer 

language: German

Arsenal Filmverleih trailer 

language: German

 
 




synopsis

 

The fourth child of a herdswoman is born on the floor of a mud hut in a Bolivian mountain village. A few months later, little José arrives at the house of an adoptive family in Germany. José Noé Estrada becomes Manuel Phillip Sosnowski.

During his childhood, the boy doesn’t want to know anything about his origins. Pictures from his orphanage in Bolivia, he turns away. „In fact, we have never really talked about it“, Manuel remembers today. The only traces of his birth in a faraway country are now compiled in a folder with adoption papers written in bureaucratic language.

To make sense of his own story, at the age of thirty-one, the young man decides, for the first time in his life, to ask the questions he never dared to ask. Why did his mother give him away and who is this woman supposedly living in a place called Yawisla-Potosí? With the sparse information available, Manuel embarks on a journey full of uncertainties.

 

filmstills

© DOKblick




distribution

 

FESTIVALS

Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2021 | official selection | world premiere

Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2021 | winner: best documentary

 

CINEMA

cinema distribution in Germany

by Arsenal Filmverleih

 

release date:

06/23/2022

CINEMAS SCREENING THE FILM

Dresden | Zentralkino
Augsburg | Thalia
Ingolstadt | Union
Mössingen | Lichtspiele
München | Museum-Lichtspiele
Nürnberg | Casablanca
Stuttgart | EM
Tübingen | Arsenal
Ulm | Obscura

Berlin | Moviemento
Berlin | Bundesplatz Kino
Aachen | Apollo
Freiburg | Friedrichsbau-Apollo
Heidelberg | Gloria
Heilbronn | Kinostar Arthaus
Karlsruhe | Schauburg
Bremen | Cinema Ostertor
Hannover | Kino am Raschplatz

TELEVISION

German television publishing rights held by SWR 

 

TV release: to be announced

 

POSTER

Poster Mein fremdes Land

© DOKblick

poster design: Studio Bewegtbildgrafik

 

 




credits

 

protagonists

 

 

 

 

 

written & directed by

producer

cinematography

editor

music

music mix

boom operators

 

 

sound postproduction

 

sound mix

motion- & titeldesign

 

color grading

editorial staff (SWR)

Manuel Sosnowski

Diego Gonzalez

Lourdes Lora Flores

Balbina Estrada

among others

Johannes Preuss & Marius Brüning

Malte Schumacher
Johannes Preuss
Tobias Wilhelmer

Chiara Strickland
Marc Fragstein
Malte Schumacher

Marius Brüning

Valentin Burkhardt

Marco Schnebel

Claudio Demel
Marvin H. Keil
Beppo & Robin Albrecht

(Studio Bewegtbildgrafik)

Robin Jünkersfeld
Joachim A. Lang

Katharina Maria Kontny

 

production pictures

© DOKblick

 

 


press

 

FILMREVIEWS

Michael Meyns in Programmkino.de

Ralf Schenk in Filmdienst.de

Stefanie Borowsky in Indiekino.de

Oliver Armknecht in film-rezensionen.de

PRINT & WEB ARTICLES

Schwäbisches Tageblatt; 06/18/2022

Filmpremiere in Mössingen: Die Suche nach der Identität

by Sophie Holzäpfel

BR.de; 05/31/2021

Manuel Sosnowski Dokumentarfilm

by Andreas Krieger

SWR.de; 12/08/2021

Baden-Württembergischer Filmpreis für „Mein fremdes Land“

Página Siete, La Paz; 12/06/2021

Llega a cartelera alemana Mi país extranjero, inspirada en Bolivia

by Luis Flores Vasquez

Stuttgarter Zeitung; 12/03/2021

Doku „Mein fremdes Land“: Zwischen Bolivien und Ludwigsburg

Haus des Dokumentarfilms; 12/02/2021

„Mein fremdes Land“ bei der Filmschau Baden-Württemberg

by Stefanie Roloff

LIFT. Das Stuttgart Magazin; December, 12th 2021

Filmschau Baden-Württemberg: Die Filmschau kehrt auf die Leinwand zurück

by Janis Kuhnert

TV AND WEBVIDEO

 

Kulturmagazin Kunscht! Kultur im Südwesten – SWR

language: German

author: Jana Gührer

broadcasted on: 12/01/2021

 

Puzzle | Kulturmagazin des BR

language: German

author: Andreas Krieger

broadcasted on: 05/31/2022

 

laserhotline.de

language: German

author: Wolfram Hannemann

published on: 06/21/2022

RADIO

 

Deutschlandfunk Kultur: Vollbild

Vom Glück einer Adoption – "Mein Fremdes Land"

by Patrick Wellinski

broadcasted on: 06/18/2022

 

Deutschlandfunk: Corso

Neue Filme

by Jörg Albrecht

broadcasted on: 06/22/2022

 

Radio Eins: Zwölf Uhr Mittag

Knut Elstermann im Interview mit den Machern von MEIN FREMDES LAND

by Knut Elstermann

broadcasted on: 06/25/2022

 

MDR Kultur: Filme der Woche

Knut Elstermann empfiehlt MEIN FREMDES LAND

by Knut Elstermann

broadcasted on: 06/23/2022

 

Radio Eins: Kino King Knut Elstermann

Filmempfehlungen

by Knut Elstermann

broadcasted on: 06/23/2022

FILMPREIS BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

 

jury statement Filmpreis 2021

award ceremony of the 27th Filmschau Baden-Württemberg

language: German

12/05/2021

PRESSBOOK

 

PRESS CONTACT

ZOOM MEDIENFABRIK
Felix Neunzerling und Jonas Demski

Suarezstr. 62 14057 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 315 068 68

office@zoommedienfabrik.de

Büro Mannheim

Spelzenstr. 14
68167 Mannheim

mannheim@zoommedienfabrik.de

 

 


screener

 

The screener link is reserved for press, festival staff, broadcasters and production partners.

Please request password via contact.

MEIN FREMDES LAND SCREENER

language version: German 

selectable subtitles in German, English and Spanish

 

JOHANNES PREUSS

documentary film

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