Implosion

Seventeen-year-old Thomas and his father Niels spend their summer holidays at the Spanish coast. But their father and son time out takes a turn when a boat with African refugees sinks close to their hotel. One of them is 20-year-old Djamile.

  • FEATURE
  • CO-PRODUCTION
  • 2011
Implosion

Seventeen-year-old Thomas and his father Niels spend their summer holidays at the Spanish coast. But their father and son time out takes a turn when a boat with African refugees sinks close to their hotel. One of them is 20-year-old Djamile. On a motorbike tour Thomas runs into Djamile and quickly decides to hide her from the Spanish authorities and the smugglers who brought her to Europe.

When Niels and Angelica, Thomas’ teacher and his father’s love affair, learn about Thomas’ secret, the situation is getting even more explosive. Niels does not support his son’s plans at all. Naive but passionate, Thomas struggles to find a way to save Djamile. Deeper and deeper, he explores an unknown world of desperation, hope, greed, violence, betrayal, sorrow and … love.

Sven Gielnik
Eye Haidara
Hans-Jochen Wagner
Carolina Clemente
Erique Ebounaney

Script

Sören Voigt

Director

Sören Voigt

Director of Photography

Olaf Hirschberg

Producers

Hans Eddy Schreiber, Kai Künnemann (Karibufilm GmbH), Norbert Llaràs, Jordi Rediu (Zip Films),

Co-producers

Frank Evers, Andreas Eicher (cine plus Filmproduktion), Sören Voigt (Living Films)

Distributor

W-Film Filmproduktion & Filmverleih

Co-produktion

ZDF, Zip Films

Supported by

Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW, Media