Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin 2009 (Panorama)


Grenze der Hoffnung
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This is a story about the search for love. Marion has left Simon and they are tumbling towards a divorce, while Bilal endeavours to be reunited with the love of his life Mina. Bilal has walked from Iraq only to be blocked by the police in Calais. He takes lessons from Simon in order to swim unaided across the channel. Simon's generosity towards Bilal highlights a new perspective. Through the engaging narrative, the film convincingly shows that love between two persons needs to include concern for others.