Le Prince (WT)
Le Prince(WT)
(in development)
A KOMPLIZEN FILM PRODUCTION, IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH ZDF-DAS KLEINE FERNSEHSPIEL. SCRIPT FUNDED BY BKM.
Synopsis

Monika is in her late forties and works as a freelance curator in Frankfurt. Her sharp tongue and witty comebacks often get her into trouble. When Monika unintentionally gets caught up in a raid near the train station, she makes the acquaintance of Josef, a Congolese businessman. He's about 38 years old, though neither he nor anyone else knows for sure. Josef is a diamond dealer and is looking for people to invest in a mine in Congo, but in the meantime he keeps himself afloat with various import/export ventures. He can speak five languages and is applying for asylum – though he constantly struggles against the stigmatization and bureaucratic obstacles he faces. Their coincidental encounter leads to a passionate love affair between two people whose lives could hardly be more different. And although they both believe they can fight the world together like "Bonnie and Clyde", a feeling of mutual mistrust gradually develops. Slowly but surely, their relationship turns into a battle ground for post-colonial conflicts.

Crew
Directed by Lisa Bierwirth
Written by Hannes Held
Producers Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade
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