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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Escape to Paradise
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A Kurdish family sits on a bench in a Swiss railway station waiting for a compatriot who takes them to the assembly point for refugees in Basel where they apply for asylum and are sent to a centre with people from other countries in their same situation. In preparation for the interview with the authorities which will determine their future fate the family turns to a Swiss man who claims to produce authentic documents and stories with which to convince the immigration authorities. While Sehmuz is having problems learning the story despite the help of his children, his wife Delâl gets in touch with a sister Kurd who has helped others in case the decision turns out to be negative.
NINO JACUSSO Born in Italy in 1955, he emigrated to Switzerland with his parents in 1960. He studied at the HFF in Munich and made his directorial debut with the documentary Emigrazione (1979), followed by Ritorno a casa (1980). Klassengeflüster (1984), co-directed with F. Rickenbach, was his first fiction film. He later went on to direct Bellinvitu-die shöne Einladung (1992), and a number of TV documentaries.
Nino Jacusso
Nino Jacusso, Mona de la Rey
Daniel Leippert
Nino Jacusso
Pedro Haldemann
Düzgün Ayhan, Fidan Firat, Nurettin Yildiz, Walo Lüönd
First Hand Films Schaffhauserstrasse, 359 8050 Zürich Switzerland Tel: 41 1 312
Running Time
90 m.
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