1992: The undocumented Ghanaian Agymah (50) lives a secluded life as a cook in the outskirts of Amsterdam. When the ambitious dreamer Nina (12) arrives, Agymah is effectively forced to ...
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1992: The undocumented Ghanaian Agymah (50) lives a secluded life as a cook in the outskirts of Amsterdam. When the ambitious dreamer Nina (12) arrives, Agymah is effectively forced to become her guardian. Nina drives Agymah crazy with her callous way of life and her eagerness to make contact with the outside world. Gradually, though, Agymah comes to understand that this is exactly what he has been escaping from and he realizes he must choose for life instead of waiting for death. When El Al flight 1862 crashes into their building, Agymah goes on a desperate search for the girl that gave him a reason to live. Into Thin Air is the first film based on the Bijlmer crash. It tells a human story of an event that has been branded into the collective memory of The Netherlands. Officially there were 43 fatalities, but because of the large number of illegal residents the actual figure will never be known.Written by
Well acted and directed film about the unknown and undocumented victims of the 1992 Bijlmer air crash outside of Amsterdam.
A haunting film about a tragic accident when a EL AL Boeing 747 crashed into a housing estate on the outskirts of Amsterdam. The viewer is drawn into the lives of an illegal Ghanian community that live under the radar of the Dutch police. Although you are aware of the imminent disaster about to happen one is drawn into the everyday hopes and struggles of the illegal immigrant characters and their community. The subject of the film,the actors,the music and the direction are treated with integrity. No cheap tricks or sentimentality are used to convey the the tragic disappearance of the victims, that had no official identity.
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