Eine gefangene Frau

Ungarn Deutschland 2017 Dokumentarfilm

Summary

A Woman Captured

Experts estimate that there are 1.2 million individuals living as slaves in private households in Europe. The police and authorities are supposedly powerless to change this situation. Director Bernadett Tuza-Ritter finds a unique form of access to one of those affected. For over 18 months, she documents the everyday existence of Marish, who works for a family from morning till night without remuneration. As soon as she gets up, she makes breakfast for everybody, feeds the animals and makes the beds, before heading off to a factory to work. Marish is forced to hand over her wages, she is never allowed to join the others at the dinner table, she gets precious few hours of sleep every night, on a simple couch. She has been living this way for eleven years now and an exit strategy seems unthinkable. At least until the director takes an interest in her story and through her accompaniment helps Marish to fight back against her exploitation and regain a life of her own. When Bernadett Tuza-Ritter first encountered Marish’s self-appointed master, she knew virtually nothing about the extent of modern slavery and was appalled that such situations exist in the midst of Europe today. With her powerful portrait, the director reveals an unfathomable black hole of human injustice at the heart of our society.

Source: goEast film festival 2018

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Credits

All Credits

Duration:
89 min
Format:
DCP
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.08.2018, 181955, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (NL): 19.11.2017, Amsterdam, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam;
Aufführung (DE): 20.04.2018, Wiesbaden, goEast Filmfestival, Caligari FilmBühne;
Kinostart (DE): 11.10.2018

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Eine gefangene Frau
  • Weiterer Titel (HU) Egy nö fogságban
  • Weiterer Titel (GB) A Woman Captured
  • Weiterer Titel (DE) A Woman Captured - Eine gefangene Frau

Versions

Original

Duration:
89 min
Format:
DCP
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.08.2018, 181955, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (NL): 19.11.2017, Amsterdam, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam;
Aufführung (DE): 20.04.2018, Wiesbaden, goEast Filmfestival, Caligari FilmBühne;
Kinostart (DE): 11.10.2018

Awards

goEast Film Festival 2018
  • Preis der internationalen Filmkritik
  • Preis der Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden für die Beste Regie, Beste Regie
Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz 2018
  • Crossing Europe Social Awareness Award, Bester Dokumentarfilm
Hungarian Film Week 2018
  • Hungarian Film Award, Bester Dokumentarfilm
Hungarian Film Critics Awards 2018
  • Film Critics Award, Bester Dokumentarfilm
Boston Global Cinema Film Festival 2018
  • Bester Dokumentarfilm
Millenium Film Festival Brussels 2018
  • Objectif de Bronze, Bester Film für Menschenrechte
Ismailia International Festival 2018
  • Preis der Jury
Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund / Köln 2018
  • Publikumspreis
Cine Doc Tbilisi - International Documentary Film Festival 2018
  • Civil Doc Award
Zagreb Dox 2018
  • Lobende Erwähnung
Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival 2018
  • Lobende Erwähnung