World soundtrack awards
Archived: Eldorado (2018)

director: Markus Imhoof

composer: Peter Scherer

duration: 90 minutes

Official Selection - Global Cinema

"Veteran Swiss filmmaker Markus Imhoof easily staves off "just another refugee doc" shrugs with the unusual personal scope of his study, as he draws a parallel between the current crisis and his own first-hand recollection of human displacement across unwelcoming European borders in the Second World War." (Variety)

"Drawing inspiration from his personal encounter with the Italian refugee child Giovanna during World War II, Markus Imhoof tells how refugees and migrants are treated today: on the Mediterranean Sea, in Lebanon, in Italy, in Germany and in Switzerland." (Cineuropa)

"Like Gianfranco Rosi's 'Fire at Sea', this film details the strange, alienated choreography of getting refugees out of their collapsing inflatables (which the gangsters and people smugglers knew had no chance surviving the journey), on to ships, there to be examined, recorded, classified and asked to wait patiently until land is reached." (The Guardian) 


director: Markus Imhoof
composer: Peter Scherer
producer: Thomas Kufus, Markus Imhoof, Pierre-Alain Meier
screenplay: Markus Imhoof (concept)
Editor: Beatrice Babin, Thomas Bachmann
Cinematography: Peter Indergand

production company: Bayerischer Rundfunk

More info

dialogue: German, French, Italian, Kurdish, Swiss German
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: Switzerland - Germany
year: 2018


MARKUS IMHOOF (1941): Danger of Escape (1976, TV movie), Thaw (1977, TV movie), Das Boot ist voll (1981), The Journey (1986), Der Berg (1990), Le film du cinéma suisse (1991), Flammen im Paradies (1997), More Than Honey (2012), Eldorado (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP


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