HUMAN FLOWERS OF FLESH

a film by
Helena Wittmann

Ida lives on a ship with her crew of five men. In Marseille her attention is caught by the secretive male world of the French Foreign Legion and she decides to follow its traces across the Mediterranean. As Ida and her crew sail via Corsica to the historical headquarters of the Legion in Algeria, boundaries and certainties blur while life at sea produces a special kind of mutual understanding.

WHO

script & direction & camera HELENA WITTMANN composition and sound design NIKA SON ssistant director LUISE DONSCHEN Production and costume design ANNA OSTBY Dramaturgical advice BIRGIT GLOMBITZA Camera assistants TIM LIEBE & GUSTAVO DE MATTOS JAHN Underwater images KEVIN SEMPE Microscopic images VILIUS MACHIULSKIS Color grading and mastering TIM LIEBE Title design HANZER LICCINI Casting Marseille and production management JULIE AGUTTES Production FRANK SCHEUFFELE, KARSTEN KRAUSE & JULIA CÖLLEN (Fünferfilm, Germany) Coproduction CHRISTOPHE BOUFFIL, FRED PREMEL, JULIE AGUTTES (Tita Productions, France)

funded by MOIN FILMFÖRDERUNG HAMBURG SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN, DIE BEAUFTRAGTE DER BUNDESREGIERUNG FÜR KULTUR UND MEDIEN, BREMER DOKUMENTARFILM FÖRDERPREIS DES FILMBÜRO BREMEN presentation supported by GERMAN FILMS

Feature
106 minutes | Germany, France 2022

starring ANGELIKI PAPOULIA, VLADIMIR VULEVIC, FERHAT MOUHALI, GUSTAVO DE MATTOS JAHN, MAURO SOARES, STEFFEN DANEK, INGO MARTENS, NINA VILLANOVA and DENIS LAVANT

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SCREENINGS

  • 75th Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland 2022