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Filmstill from EMPFÄNGER UNBEKANNT by Sohrab Shahid Saless

Thu 30.11.

  • Director

    Sohrab Shahid Saless

  • FRG / 1983
    86 min. / Digital file

  • with

    Manfred Zapatka

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Introduction: Vivien Buchhorn

EMPFÄNGER UNBEKANNT tells the story of a woman who leaves her family and develops a relationship with a Turkish man. Shot in Wiesbaden and Berlin, the film unfolds as an epistolary novel between the embittered husband (Manfred Zapatka) and the wife who has left him and is confronted with the reality of racism in West Germany. The husband's reactions as well as those of the couple's social environment reveal a coldness that the film short-circuits with a more general evaluation of "German" society.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media