Fiction, 98 min.
by Denis Chouinard, Nicolas Wadimoff
Switzerland / Canada / France / Belgium, August 1997
A port in the north of Europe. Sandu, a 13-year-old gypsy, wants to get to Canada. He is not the only one. Five other men and a woman are also stowaways. Six people, six lives, six destinies and one single wish: to reach the other side, where life is better. The voyage normally takes a week – a week to hide in a container, thirsty, hungry and above all afraid. Afraid of cracking up, going mad, and worse still of not arriving. Ever. A kind of hell. The ship’s engine breaks down. With nothing to eat, the stowaways are tempted to leave their hideaway. But the crew is on guard. Their orders are clear: no stowaway must ever reach Canada…
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World Premiere: August 1997
Original Version: French, colour, 35mm, BlowUp, 98 min.
Editing: Christian Marcotte
Sound: Paul Lainé
Art Direction: Ivan Niclass
Lighting: Eric André
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- Solothurn, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Prize, Best Fiction Film 1998 (Nomination)