Die Reise nach Kafiristan

Deutschland Schweiz Niederlande 2000/2001 Spielfilm

Summary

The Journey To Kafiristan

In 1939, the author Annemarie Schwarzenbach and the ethnologist Ella Maillart travel together by car to Kabul, but each is in pursuit of her own project.

 

Annemarie Schwarzenbach, who was among Erika and Klaus Mann′s circle of friends in the 30s, is searching for a place of refuge in the Near East to discover her own self. Ella Maillart justifies her restlessness, her need for movement and travel, with a scientific pretext: she would like to explore the mysterious Kafiristan Valley and make a name for herself with publications on the archaic life of the nomads living there. Both women are on the run, but political developments and their own biographies catch up with them again and again. Their mutual journey through the outside world, which runs from Geneva via the Balkans and Turkey to Persia, is compounded by the inner world of emotions with a tender love story. As both women arrive in Kabul, World War II breaks out and puts an end to their plans.

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Credits

All Credits

Shoot

    • 01.04.2000 - 30.06.2000: Hamburg, Schweiz, Jordanien, Usbekistan
Duration:
2873 m, 105 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SR
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 31.10.2002, 92135, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

TV-Erstsendung (DE): 16.07.2003

Titles

  • Originaltitel (NL) The Journey to Kafiristan
  • Originaltitel (DE CH) Die Reise nach Kafiristan

Versions

Original

Duration:
2873 m, 105 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SR
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 31.10.2002, 92135, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

TV-Erstsendung (DE): 16.07.2003