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Visions of Europe (2004)

An anthology film is a collection of short film projects by different directors for a common aim. Usually they are unified by a common theme - in this case, the European Union.

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Fatih Akin (screenwriter), Barbara Albert | 27 more credits »
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Alan Rees Alan Rees ... Narrator (segment "Sweden: The Yellow Tag") (voice)
Johanna Troell ... Teacher (segment "Sweden: The Yellow Tag")
Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell ... Narrator (segment "Sweden: The Yellow Tag") (voice)
Johan Arnesson Johan Arnesson ... (segment "Sweden: The Yellow Tag")
Magnus Mårtenson Magnus Mårtenson ... (segment "Sweden: The Yellow Tag")
Sonny Nilsson Sonny Nilsson ... (segment "Sweden: The Yellow Tag")
Sixten Magnusson Sixten Magnusson ... (segment "Sweden: The Yellow Tag")
Tage Nielsen Tage Nielsen ... (segment "Sweden: The Yellow Tag")
Ingvar Rydén Ingvar Rydén ... (segment "Sweden: The Yellow Tag")
Henning Moritzen ... (segment "Denmark: Europe")
Cecilie Thomsen ... (segment "Denmark: Europe")
Marie Hildebrandt Frederiksen Marie Hildebrandt Frederiksen ... (segment "Denmark: Europe")
Piera Dencker-Rasmussen Piera Dencker-Rasmussen ... (segment "Denmark: Europe")
Idil Üner Idil Üner ... Singer (segment "Germany: The Evil Old Songs")
FM Einheit FM Einheit ... Steelworker (segment "Germany: The Evil Old Songs")
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An anthology film is a collection of short film projects by different directors for a common aim. Usually they are unified by a common theme - in this case, the European Union.

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Each film received an equal amount of initial funding ($41,000) from Danish film company Zentropa. The brief to create, "a personal vision of current or future life" in the European Union. The only limitations were to stick to a 16:9 shooting format and not exceed a running time of five minutes. See more »

Soundtracks

Where Is My Home?
(Czech national anthem)
Written by Josef Kajetán Tyl and Frantisek Skroup
(segment "Unisono")
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So this is the state of the art?
12 March 2005 | by snauthSee all my reviews

Take this list:

Faith Akin, Barbara Albert, Sharunas Bartas, Andy Bausch, Christoffer Boe, Francesca Comencini, Stijn Coninx, Tony Gatlif, Sasa Gedeon, Christos Georgiou, Constantine Giannaris, Peter Greenaway, Miguel Hermosa, Arvo Iho, Aki Kaurismaki, Damjan Kozole, Laila Pakalnina, Kenneth Scicluna, Martin Sulik, Malgosia Szumowska, Béla Tarr, Jan Troell, Theo Van Gogh, Teresa Villaverde, Aisling Walsh

These are 25 of the brightest (but not necessarily most successful - but pretty successful) directors of the European Union's 25 member states. They each created a 5-minute "Vision of Europe". The approaches are surprisingly similar: they show either bureaucrats, "very ordinary" citizens, children, or refugees. So, this is Europe? OK, the quality of 25 short features gathered by political means may necessarily be uneven. But there are definitely some gems: my first price for beauty goes to Bela Tarr (Hungary), the one for humor to Andy Bausch (Luxembourg), and the one for biting realism to Barbara Albert (Austria).


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Release Date:

14 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bico See more »

Filming Locations:

Graz, Styria, Austria See more »

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1.78 : 1
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