In 1934 a group of Prague children learn that the SS Chelyuskin has become ice-bound in Arctic Ocean. They resolve to help those shipwrecked and though they never reach Arctic waters, the young expedition members nevertheless gain a great deal of experience along the way. The film is given an added level of depth by genuine documentary footage from the rescue of the Chelyuskin. Based on Alex Wedding's book of the same title, on the event of its première the film was praised by the film magazine Filmdienst as an "ode to tolerance and dreams".
35 mm | Farbe / colour
Oliver Karsitz, Alexander Rohde, Vivian Schmidt, Thomas Gutzeit, Oliver Peuser, Ilja Kriwoluzky, Heide Kipp, Ute Lubosch
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Jörg Foth - – born 1949 in Berlin. On graduating from the HFF "Konrad Wolf" he took up employment with DEFA, where he remained until 1990. There his work included working as a assistant director for Ulrich Weiß' Native American film BLUEBIRD. Foth currently works as a freelance director, author and dramatic adviser for documentary film, television, radio and theatre.
LETZTES AUS DER DA DA ER (1990)
FREUND UND HELFER (1992, short)
SONDERN ERLÖSE UNS VON DEM BÖSEN (1992, short)
PRENZLAUER BERG WALZER (1994, TV)
DIE VERWEIGERUNG (1996, short)