BLACK BROWN WHITE

By Erwin WAGENHOFER

ALLEGRO FILM - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2011

Don Pedro, an Austrian Truck Driver in his early fourties, smuggles the young Nigerian woman Jacky and her son to Europe, falling in love with her. But the longer the trip the more complicated and desperate the situation becomes for them.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • AUSTRIA
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Erwin WAGENHOFER
    • Writer(s)
    • Erwin WAGENHOFER, Cooky ZIESCHE
    • EIDR 10.5240/DE1B-94BC-CAE1-ADF1-18E5-6
    • Producer(s)
    • Helmut GRASSER (Allegro Film)
    • Synopsis
    • „Don Pedro is a 35-year-old truck driver. Together with his paraplegic partner Jimmy, he operates a small freight shipping company called “Just in Time” specializing in vegetable transportation. Over the years they have devised an elaborate, nifty but also illegal system whereby they smuggle African refugees to Europe alongside legitimate tons of tomatoes and garlic. Jackie, a young Nigerian woman, is on the run across the Sahara going north, her school-age son Emanuel at her side. Their destination is Geneva, where the boy’s father, a Swiss UN-employee, lives and where the child should get a decent education, which, in Jackie’s opinion, the father has a duty to provide. At the border between Africa and Europe, Pedro, Jackie and Emanuel meet for the first time. Applying his expertise and a variety of crafty maneuvers, Pedro successfully carries the two passengers to Europe and falls in love with the beautiful Jackie along the way. But the longer the trip the more complicated and desperate the situation becomes for Don Pedro.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 01, 2010
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