In Our Country
Nineteen year old Eritrean refugee Teklebrhan survived his journey through the Libyan desert.
In Germany he has a hard time adapting to his new life. Because of him his family is in financial distress. In order to help them out he persuades himself of becoming the next Boateng.
He joins a rural soccer team in Bavaria. There he befriends the seventeen year old Anton.
Tekle doesn't realize that he isn't talented enough to become a big soccer star. Anton doesn't understand his ambition. The other boys in his team, including Anton's friends, reject him as well as the other refugees.
The friendships between Anton and Tekle seems to reconcile both groups, but then one of the german players looses his position in the team to Tekle...
Director Louisa Wagener
Running Time 29'52
Color in Color
Ratio 1:2,35 (Cinemascope)
Languages German, Tigrinya, English
Subtitles English, Spanish, French, Arabic
Premiere 2016/10/27 at the 50th Hof Int'L Film Festival
FSK no age restriction
Prädikat besonders wertvoll
Production & Distribution
Production Company Saskia Hahn Filmproduktion
Country of Production Germany, Spain
Year of Production 2016
Funded by FFF Bayern
and DFB-Stiftung, Brot für die Welt & more
Television Transmitters ARD / BR
TV Premiere 2017/11/16
Distributor EZEF / Saskia Hahn