MY HEART OF DARKNESS

By Marius VAN NIEKERK, Staffan JULEN

OMBOKO FILMES - as FIN

Documentary - Completed 2011


Festivals
& Awards

IDFA 2011
Competition
FIC LUANDA 2011
Best Film
Goteborg IFF 2011
Competition
Tempo Documentary Festival 2011
Competition
TCFF 2011
Official Selection
Pan African Film Festival 2011
Competition
EDOC 10 Quito 2011
Official Selection
National Arts Fair Grahamstown 2011
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • AFRIKAANS, ENGLISH, PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marius VAN NIEKERK, Staffan JULEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Marius VAN NIEKERK
    • Producer(s)
    • Christian BEETZ (GEBRUEDER BEETZ FILMPRODUKTION HAMBURGGMBH & CO. KG), Staffan JULEN (Eden Films), Martin PIEPER (ARTE DEUTSCHLAND TV GMBH)
    • Synopsis
    • Four war-veterans, from different sides, step onto a boat at the mouth of the Kwando river, deep within the African interior. They are on a journey back to past battlefields, the sites where they as youngsters, tried to kill each other. But now, twenty years later, they’ve come together as former enemies, a new unit of disparate souls joined together not only by the common haunting of war trauma, but also by their need to understand, to reconcile, to forgive. Shot against a spectacular backdrop of African savannah, this is a film of unthinkable suffering, grotesque bestiality and meaningless violence, of disappointment, but most of all of hope. Of how a common denominator steers the course of four peoples lives, from very different sides to set off on a path that will change them forever.
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