Christian BEETZ (GEBRUEDER BEETZ FILMPRODUKTION HAMBURGGMBH & CO. KG), Staffan JULEN (Eden Films), Martin PIEPER (ARTE DEUTSCHLAND TV GMBH)
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.