IMPLOSION

By Soeren VOIGT

KARIBUFILM - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2011

17 years old Thomas Weniger meets in his summer vacation the Congolese refugee Djamile. She was lucky and survived the boattrip from Lybia. Thomas hides Djamile in his hotelroom, Soon they have to fight against new obstacles.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, SPAIN
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Soeren VOIGT
    • Writer(s)
    • Soeren VOIGT
    • Producer(s)
    • Hans Eddy SCHREIBER (Karibufilm), Jordi REDIU (Zip Films), Kai KUENNEMANN (Karibufilm)
    • Synopsis
    • 17 year old Thomas Weniger and his father Niels, a prosecutor, spend their summer holidays in Spain. These weeks promise an alternation, especially from the divorce battle of Thomas parents.
      Thomas meets “accidently“ Angélica his Spanish teacher from Germany and he has to find out that his father Thomas started a relationship with her. Whilst Niels and Angélica try to enjoy their hoildays and new relationship, Thomas is starting to go on his own path. So he meets exhausted Djamile a refugee from Congo, which just came to Spain with one of this small refugeeboats, which sunk shortly before reaching the Spanish coast. Spontaneously Thomas picks her up and together they drive with his motorcycle to the hotel. His plan is to hide Djamlie in his hotelroom.
      Very fast Niels and Angélica discover Djamile. Niels does not accept this illegal action and the relationship between father and son starts to crumble. Surprisingly Thomas finds in Angélica an ally.
      In his ingenuous naivety Thomas tries to get in contact to other African people. He finds out that Djamile signed a contract with the smugglers who organised the trip with the refugeeboats. She has to prositute herself to pay back the „trip“ to Europe to the human smugglers.
      The holidays are coming to an end and Thomas insists to take Djamile to Germany. As the African smugglers discover Djamile they force her to fulfill the contract. Djamile is leaving Thomas against his will.
      Because Thomas is not willing to leave her in Spain he is searching for her. Finally he finds Djamile working as a prostitute on the streets. As a last possibility Thomas steals the rental car of Niels, so he is able to ransom her. Niels reacts with a brutal outburst of fury. Finally Niles abandons Djamile at the other side of the city and Thomas is so heavily injured that he has to stay at a hospital. Die teenagers seem to be seperated for ever. Niels and Angélica´s relationship break down. Before Angélica says finally good bye to Thomas she brings him on the track to Djamile…
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