09 20 Oct '24
Cf2c81ef b8be 4b68 9be3 505413a5da11

Hans-christian Schmid

Lichter

104' - 2003 - Drama - Dialogue: German, Russian, Polish
Director: Hans-christian Schmid Composer: The Notwist With: Ivan Shvedoff, Alice Dwyer, Aleksandra Justa
To some it's the end of the world. To others, the getaway to a new life: the river Oder between Poland and Germany. It's a place where Ukrainian refugees bargain for entry to the "golden West". Where an interpreter risks her career and freedom to help an illegal refugee. At this crossroads men and women struggle to maintain their dignity and their values as they are stripped to the raw core of their existence. Director Hans-Christian Schmid captures, with tender realism and humanity, the lives of people seeking their footing in a world of moral ambiguity.

Image gallery

2f98ba11 6db7 42fc b462 c31563142046
Cf2c81ef b8be 4b68 9be3 505413a5da11
396103c9 10d3 4414 8031 545e8bb1c756
Acc7e8e6 21c2 4e05 aba4 9f7059cce852
E81c7ec5 808e 4590 9d4b e5c41671eed3
7a1e7ab5 5c3e 4508 9608 8fc1013ef045

Credits

Director

Hans-christian Schmid

Composer

The Notwist

With

Ivan Shvedoff, Alice Dwyer, Aleksandra Justa

Scenario

Hans-christian Schmid, Michael Gutmann

Director of Photography

Bogumił Godfrejów

Editor

Bernd Schnegel, Hansjörg Weißbrich

Producer

Jacob Claussen, Thomas Woebke

More information

Dialogue

German, Russian, Polish

Countries of production

Germany

Year

2003

Stay up to date, subscribe to our newsletter

Do you want to stay up to date with festival news, our year-round activities, the films and the filmmakers?