Year: 2015 Length: 01:03:44 Categories: Film / TV / Video, documentary
Project type: 1. Projekt
Rafael and Yohan couldn’t be more different. Rafael, a self-confident young man, struggles unperturbedly through life. A loner, who knows exactly what he wants and doesn’t look back. Yohan – on the other hand – is a dreaming philosopher. He drifts around and faces his fate in good faith. What binds them together is something, that is essential for many other young Cubans, too: Tourism. All too often the only source of income and at the same time the gate to paradise. The desire to leave Cuba and start a better life in Europe or America is growing in many young people. While Rafael chauffeurs tourists as an illegal taxi driver, Yohan is offering his services as a „jintero“ (casual prostitute). Due to their jobs, they are not only frowned upon by their families, they are also breaking the strict laws of the regime. The film gives an insight into the tough and harsh reality of Cuban everyday life of two men, who strive for a different life.
Regie und Kamera: Laurentia Genske Schnitt: Lara Rodríguez Cruz und Laurentia Genske Setton: Alejandro Luis Yero Sounddesign: Damian Rubiera Hernandez Mischung: Robert Keilbar Beratung Schnittdramaturgie: Herbert Schwarze Schnittbetreuung: Rita Schwarze Produktionsleiter Kuba: Alejandro Luis Yero
Rita Schwarze, Prof. Thomas Schmitt
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
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