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Porta d'Europa

new film type documentary film Production Country Germany, Italy production year 2023 runtime 8'05 colour
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Dolby Surround languages Englisch Subtitles Englisch
screening format Media File (ProRes, mp4, mov) aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Dolby Surround languages Englisch Subtitles Englisch

A boat with fifteen people onboard is stranded off the coast of Lampedusa. Emergency calls to European authorities are being ignored. The NGO Sea-Watch deploys an aircraft in a race against time. As they pinpoint the boat's location, an unknown vessel appears on the horizon. The film offers a firsthand account of the migrant crisis on the Mediterranean. The crew has no choice but to witness the harrowing failure of Europe's human rights policy and the gamble with human lives.

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director Samuel Müller Produktion / Production Samuel Müller, Quinton Moore Schnitt / Editing Samuel Müller Bildgestaltung / DOP Samuel Müller Tongestaltung / Sound Design Sebastian Greim, Marc Hinrichsmeyer, Johannes Wimmer Drehbuch / Script Samuel Müller
2023 Filmschau Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany
2024 Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, USA
2024 FiSH - Filmfestival im StadtHafen, Rostock, Germany
2024 Bundesfestival junger Film, St. Ingbert
2024 FILMFEST DRESDEN - International Short Film Festival, Dresden, Germany
2024 Bundes.Festival.Film., Germany
  • Samuel Müller
  • Samuel Müller
  • Samuel Müller

Samuel Müller

Samuel Müller pursued his bachelor in journalism in Stuttgart, Toronto, and Bilbao. During his academic years, he embarked on creating his first documentaries. Since 2023 studying directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

2023 Beyond Frames
2023 Porta d'Europa
2024 Merlin (AT)