Somewhere in Tonga

Germany 2017

98 min.

Director: Florian Schewe

Screenplay: Sarah Schill, Florian Schewe

Producer: Volker Heise. Thomas Kufus

Photography: Yannick Bonica

Editor: Till Ufer

Sound: Manja Ebert

Sound design: Dominik Avenwedde

Cast: Sascha Alexander Geršak, Luis Pintsch, Mira Partecke, Wolfgang Zechmayer

 

a zero one film production in coproduction with ZDF / Das kleine Fernsehspiel and ARTE

There is nothing that keeps passionate social worker Wolski in Germany. With hard work he has prepared his escape: On an uninhabited island in the Kingdom of Tonga he wants to give criminal teenagers a second chance.

His first candidate is Marcel, 16 years old and no stranger to drugs, violence and crime.From now on, living equals struggling for Wolski. Struggling with a boy who wants everything except staying on an uninhabited Island with him. Wolski tries to build something up, Marcel tries to destroy it. A visit to the main island ends in disaster. Wolski only narrowly manages to keep the boy from being send to prison. The deal: From now on, Marcel is not allowed to leave the remote island at all.

"Somewhere in Tonga" is based on a true story.


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