Planeta Alemania

Observations From Invisibility
English (subtitled), 38 min, 1999, Germany

'Planeta Alemania' attempts to make a cinematic portrait of a woman, who is not able to be in front of the camera. "We live practically like criminals without having committed any crime." In Germany there are many people without the status of legal residence, "without papers". From television we know them as "illegal people": equally victims and suspects. Over several months, the filmmakers together with the protagonists, developed the drama structure for this film, from which the concept of images resulted. Fragmentary, in different tableaus, an image of a person comes into being, without her actually leaving invisibility. Her analysis, her dreams, her expectations and her thoughts give us a different point of view on the 'Planeta Alemania'.

Dogfilm GmbH