Also known as:
Prisoners of the sea

Documentary, Germany 1989-1990, 16mm, colour, 78'

SYNOPSIS

The sudden sponges disease, which burst out after the Chernobyl disaster, forced the famous sponge fishermen of the Greek Island Kalymnos, to prepare themselves for a long distance voyage to the North of Africa.

Nikolas, a lonely sponge diver has other plans...

CREDITS & CAST

Written and directed by:
Angeliki Antoniou
Producer:
Joachim Rothe
Original Music:
Iordanis, Nikitas
Production:
Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Direction of Photography:
Patrick Lindenmaier
Camera Assistant:
Stefan Schwietert
Editing:
Wolfgang Gessat, Petra Heymann
Sound:
Nikos Papadimitriou

DISTRIBUTION

Germany:
ex picturis Filmvertrieb
Switzerland:
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PRESS

DIE RHEINPFALZ

A film of classical, strict beauty with strong internal power

Bernd Bunge

DER TAGESSPIEGEL

A probing, insightful look into the oppressive world of Greek Sponge divers

Sabine Carbon

DER MORGEN, BERLIN

The movie impresses through its strict form- the camera reveals silently without any vanity, faces, movements, stories. The developing catastrophe of the nature gets revealed through the environmental pollution without descending into didacticism.

Peter Claus

TIP

Worth seeing!

Andre Simonoviescz

ZITTY

A timely documentary on an epic scale

Gym

ARTECHOCK

The film tells strongly the story of the sponge diver Nikolas, who after his diving accident gets paralyzed, but he can not give up his love for the sea

24th INTERNATIONAL HOF FILM FESTIVAL

Remarkable Direction

Ute Thon

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