Oceanul mare

3SAT DOCUMENATARY FILM AWARD FOR BEST GERMAN DOCUMENTARY FILM, DUISBURG FILM WEEK 2009



KATHARINA COPONY IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH HIFILM PRODUCTIONS AND KOMPLIZEN FILM. FUNDED BY INNOVATIVE FILM AUSTRIA, CINESTYRIA FILMKUNST AND PROMOTED BY THE AUSTRIAN CULTURE FORUM BUKAREST.

2008 | Betacam SP PAL | 1:1.85 | 5.1. | 80 min


Synopsis

"The rule of the ocean is that big fish eat little fish! The phrase 'business ocean' implies that it's tough and really hard! If you don't pay attention, you'll be eaten and will drown! If you're successful, you'll glide across the ocean like a triumphant sailboat!"

The film centers on three Chinese people in Bucharest, who migrated there in the early 1990s. It follows their paths through Romania's metropolis and traces their varying connections with Europe's largest Chinese market on the periphery of the city. Episode by episode, it accompanies the central characters through the striking contrasts of their daily routines and business milieus, telling a story of what it is like to be foreign and of cultural displacement. Ultimately, the story underscores the challenge to immerse oneself into the unknown while continually reinventing oneself in the process.


Cast

Shen Xiaoming
Li Jianhua
Liu Yuexia


crew

Written and directed by Katharina Copony
Producer Katharina Copony
Co-producers Hifilm Productions und Komplizen Film
Research / Assistant Director Rixta Wundrak
Translation Rui Li-Stickland
Editing Stefan Stabenow
Director of Photography Bernhard Keller
Sound Pavel Cuzuioc, Sebastian Kleinloh
Sound Design Kuen-Il Song
Sound Mixing Andreas Hildebrandt


Awards

2009
Duisburg Film Week: 3sat-Documentary Film Award


FESTIVALS / Special SCREENINGS

2009
Diagonale Graz
Duisburg Film Week
noulcinematograf, Muzeul Taranului Roman

2010
3rd Annual Toronto-Romanian Film Festival
One World Filmfestival, Bucharest
Documentary Film Festival Hamburg
Topkino Vienna
Eurocinema Tinerimea Romana, Bucharest
Kino Xenix, Zürich

License sold to 3sat, first broadcast on 2 November 2010, 11 pm


Distribution

sixpackfilm http://www.sixpackfilm.com




Links

HiFilm Productions http://www.hifilm.ro