In Albanian the name Bota translates as “the world”. The beach bar of the same name however is located in a soulless no man's land, somewhere between the mainland and the sea; In fact it was here that political prisoners were detained during the Communist period. Waitress Juli works for her cousin Ben, who has become involved with the local Mafia. An Italian construction company intends to construct a new highway through this withered marshland, time and again however they stumble across the mortal remains of the victims of political repression. The film's main protagonist is ultimately also confronted with the painful truth about her deceased mother and her family.
DCP | Farbe / colour
Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci, Stefania Casini
Pellumb Ballata, Nenad Vukadinovic
Flonja Kodheli, Fioralba Kyremadhi, Artur Gorishti, Tinka Kurti, Alban Ukaj, Luca Lionello
Burim Berisha, FlexFilm Production
Rr. MYSLYM SHYRI, P1, Sh 9, Ap.156
Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci - Iris Elezi – geboren in Albanien. Studierte u.a. Filmproduktion an der NYU. Mitbegründerin des Albanian Cinema Project, einer Initiative zur Erhaltung des gefährdeten Albanian National Film Archive.
Thomas Logorecir – produzierte 2005 Caveh Zahedis I AM A SEX ADDICT. Arbeitete als Kameramann und Cutter mit Jay Rosenblatt u.a. bei I USED TO BE A FILMMAKER (2004).
DISPOSABLE HEROES (2007, segment)