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The River Used to Be a Man / Der Fluss war einst ein Mensch
Zabaltegi-New Directors
THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN (DER FLUSS WAR EINST EIN MENSCH)
The River Used To Be A Man (DER FLUSS WAR EINST EIN MENSCH)
Foto: Iñigo Ibáñez
The River Used To Be A Man (DER FLUSS WAR EINST EIN MENSCH)
Foto: Iñigo Ibáñez
THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN (DER FLUSS WAR EINST EIN MENSCH)
Foto: Montse Castillo
THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN (DER FLUSS WAR EINST EIN MENSCH)
Foto: Montse Castillo
THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN (DER FLUSS WAR EINST EIN MENSCH)
Foto: Montse Castillo
New Directors Award
Foto: Iñaki Pardo
The River Used To Be A Man
Foto: Montse Castillo
Alexander Fehling, Jan Zabeil
Foto: Iñigo Ibáñez
Alexander Fehling, Jan Zabeil, Benny Drechsel
Foto: Iñigo Ibáñez
Benny Drechsel, Alexander Fehling, Jan Zabeil
Foto: Iñigo Ibáñez
Jan Zabeil
Foto: Montse Castillo
Jan Zabeil, Alexander Fehling
Foto: Montse Castillo
Jan Zabeil, Alexander Fehling
Foto: Montse Castillo
Jan Zabeil
Foto: Iñaki Pardo
Jan Zabeil
Foto: Montse Castillo
Jan Zabeil
Foto: Montse Castillo
Jan Zabeil, Jonathan Rosenbaum
Foto: Iñaki Pardo
KUTXA, Official Collaborator and Sponsor of the New Directors Award.
Foto: Montse Castillo
KUTXA, Official Collaborator and Sponsor of the New Directors Award.
Foto: Iñaki Pardo
Jan Zabeil
Foto: Montse Castillo

A young German travels through a country in Africa. He meets an old fisherman near a river, who takes him deep into the wilderness in his wooden boat. The next morning he finds himself alone in the middle of an endless delta. Here his intimate battle with death, his fears and perceptions of the outside world begins. After days of drifting through the wilderness, he arrives in a very isolated village, far from civilization; but his odyssey isn?t over yet.
BIOGRAPHY
Berlin, 1981. Studied Photography at the Potsdam Film and Television University (HFF/B). He won numerous prizes at national and international festivals with the short films L.H.O. (2007) and Was weiß der Tropfen davon (What Would the Drop Know About That, 2007). The River Used to be a Man (Der Fluss war einst ein Mensch) is his first feature film.
CAST & CREW
Director
Jan Zabeil
Screenplay
Jan Zabeil, Alexander Fehling
Production
Benny Drechsel, Karsten Stöter, Jan Zabeil Rohfilm Berlin GmbH Schwedenstrasse 14 13357 Berlin Tel 49 30 499 19 888-0 Fax 49 30 499 19 888-9 contact@rohfilm.de
Photography
Jakub Bejnarowicz
Edition
Florian Mosge
Cast
Alexander Fehling
Running Time
80 m.
Country
Germany
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