Director Jan Zabeil continues in a recent strain of German films working out national dilemmas by exploring Europe’s engagement with Africa. A German actor visiting a rural waterway enters an existential fog while attempting to find meaning in ancient tradition. But the narrative here is only a gesture towards the full meaning: what can divination, memory and traditional belief mean to a man so far outside them?

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2 min 57 sec Duration
  • Posted: August 17, 2011
  • Director: Jan Zabeil
  • Writer: Jan Zabeil
  • Studio: Independent
  • Release: 2011
  • Cast: Alexander Fehling, Sariqo Sakega, Obusentswe Deamar Manyma

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