In the early 18th century, a boy from Africa is sold in Europe as a slave, he grows up in the circles of a countess who turns him into the object of an “ennoblement” experiment, until he ends up in the salons of a noble who forces him to perform stories about his exotic homeland, wearing a costume – a Scheherazade in charge of amusing high society’s ennui. His skin (and its color) will become the physical limit that separates him from his true love, but also the surface where discourses of exclusion and acceptance, memory and silence, and the genealogy of modern slavery will be inscribed.
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Direction: Markus Schleinzer
Script: Markus Schleinzer, Alexander Brom
Cinematography: Gerald Kerkletz
Editing: Pia Dumont
Sound: Pia Dumont, Philippe Kohn
Actors: Makita Samba, Alba Rohrwacher, Larisa Faber, Kenny Nzogang, Lukas Miko, Gerti Drassl, Michael Rotschopf, Jean-Baptiste Tiémélé, Nancy Mensah-Offei, Olivier Baume, Martine Schambacher, Anne Klein, Jean-Michel Larré, Pierre Bodry, Marisa Growaldt, Christian Friedel
Production: Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion, Amour Fou Luxembourg,
Producer/Producers: Alexander Glehr, Franz Novotny, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Markus Schleinzer
Art Direction: Andreas Sobotka, Martin Reiter
Costumes: Tanja Hausner
Executive producer: Johanna Scherz
Camera: Andi Winter, Lukas Allmaier, Thomas Maier
Make Up: Anette Keiser
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 110΄
World Sales: Playtime,

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