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Somewhere in Tonga

Somewhere in Tonga

Synopsis

There is nothing that keeps passionate social worker Wolski in Germany. On an uninhabited island in the Kingdom of Tonga he wants to give criminal teenagers a second chance. His first candidate is Marcel, 16, and no stranger to drugs, violence and crime. So a visit to the main island ends in disaster. Wolski only narrowly manages to keep the boy from being send to prison. The deal: From now on, Marcel is not allowed to leave the remote island at all.
Based on a true story and shot mostly with first-time actors, SOMEWHERE IN TONGA is the first narrative feature out of Tonga.

Florian Schewe

Schedule

20.11.2017
16:00 - 17:37
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 4
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 041101
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21.11.2017
16:15 - 17:52
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 050502
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24.11.2017
13:30 - 15:07
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 080601
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

JF Child Rights Programme

Film info

Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Duration: 97 minutes
Language: German
Director: Florian Schewe
Producers: Volker Heise, Thomas Kufus
Writers: Florian Schewe, Sarah Schill
DOP: Yannick Bonica
Montage: Till Ufer
Composer: Daniel Dickmeis
Cast: Sascha Alexander Gersak, Luis Pintsch, Tevita Fukufuka
Production: Zero One Film

Synopsis

There is nothing that keeps passionate social worker Wolski in Germany. On an uninhabited island in the Kingdom of Tonga he wants to give criminal teenagers a second chance. His first candidate is Marcel, 16, and no stranger to drugs, violence and crime. So a visit to the main island ends in disaster. Wolski only narrowly manages to keep the boy from being send to prison. The deal: From now on, Marcel is not allowed to leave the remote island at all.
Based on a true story and shot mostly with first-time actors, SOMEWHERE IN TONGA is the first narrative feature out of Tonga.

Florian Schewe