EUFF 2018: Welcome to Germany
608 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4, Canada
Directed by Simon VerhoevenComedy | German | 114 min | 2016TORONTO PREMIERE With Senta Berger, Heiner Lauterbach, Eric Kabongo, Elyas M’Barek, Florian David Fitz, Uwe Ochsenknecht
The recently retired teacher Angelika decides, against her skeptical husband Richard’s will, to take in a refugee. Soon afterward, the young Nigerian Diallo moves into the Hartmann home, and a whirlwind of complications ensues. These events not only disrupt the lives of Angelika and Richard’s adult children Philip and Sophie; they also put their own marriage as well as Diallo’s chances of integration to the test. Despite all the chaos, hope prevails that the family will recover its stability, confidence, and peace – like the rest of Germany.
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