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Aufbruch ins Ungewisse (2017)

In the near future: Europe is in chaos. Right-wing extremists have taken power in many countries. The democratic state that once was Germany has become a totalitarian system that persecutes... See full summary »


Kai Wessel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabian Busch Fabian Busch ... Jan Schneider
Maria Simon Maria Simon ... Sarah Schneider
Athena Strates ... Nora Schneider
Anton Figl Anton Figl ... Stefan
Michael A. Grimm ... Dirk Kaufmann
Sabine Palfi ... Carolin
Naima Sebe Naima Sebe ... Michelle Keyser
Tan Ipekkaya Tan Ipekkaya ... Batu
Gavin Werner Gavin Werner ... Aaron Trepton
Maurice Carpede ... Mr. Cooper
Gino Lee Gino Lee ... Carlo (as Gino Lee Swanepoel)
Paco Rousalis Paco Rousalis ... Spiros
Nikola Kress Nikola Kress ... Renate
Lida Botha Lida Botha
Tshamano Sebe Tshamano Sebe


In the near future: Europe is in chaos. Right-wing extremists have taken power in many countries. The democratic state that once was Germany has become a totalitarian system that persecutes dissenters, Muslims and homosexuals. Jan Schneider has stood as a lawyer on the side of dispossessed victims. When he learns that the regime wants to jail him again, he decides to flee with his family. His goal is the South African Union, which enjoys political and economic stability after an economic boom. A freighter is to bring him, his wife Sarah and the two children Nora and Nick together with other refugees to Cape Town, but the tugs abandon their passengers in much too small boats off the coast of Namibia. On rough seas, it comes to disaster, the little Nick is lost, and no one knows if he could reach the shore... Written by michaelhuber77

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German | English

Release Date:

14 February 2018 (Germany) See more »

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Auf der Flucht See more »

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16:9 HD
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Commissioning Editor for ARD Degeto Christine Strobl is a daughter of German treasury secretary Wolfgang Schäuble and member of Germany's government party CDU. ARD Degeto formerly known as "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ton und Film e.V." and "Degeto-Kulturfilm G.m.b.H." and "Degeto Film GmbH" produced and distributed in the 1930s and 1940s propaganda movies for Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels. See more »

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Leftist propaganda funded by German taxpayers
22 April 2018 | by xynorthernstudioSee all my reviews

"Don´t be critical, accept open borders and multiculture. Imagine if it were you who seeks refuge". This could be the tagline for the so called "message" in this made-for-TV moral lecture. Here´s why: In Germany there is a tendency in public broadcasting to promote a liberalist understanding for chancellor Merkel´s proclaimed "open society" which means in a nutshell the absence of borders and a fetish for multicultural pluralism. With this very poorly executed movie the public broadcast network "ARD" tries to educate the Germans towards such leftist narrative. The plot plays sometime in the near future: The EU has fallen apart and has been taken over by "right extremists" in which minorities and political oponents are supposedly prosecuted. If this idea wasn´t so ridiculously executed it could have passed for a piece of self-critical political comedy as a kind of satire. However, it tries to be serious and fails miserably. The movie tries too hard to push for sense on an emotional level, but the figures remain shallow and underdeveloped. They fail to transport the plot sufficiently and thereby one finds no real entry into the movie.

In many ways the movie is the typical (leftist) reversal of cause and effect: Fact is, Europe is predominantly led by globalist mainstream-left wing parties that are destroying Europe from a cultural perspective. They have no interest to preserve national culture and identity or to prevent mass-immigration from predominantly muslim countries. Fact is, patriotic-conservative voices in Europe are gaining momentum and they are highly critical of globalisation and mass-immigration fearing a loss of values and destruction of the close-knit social state, perhaps the most important aspect of modern German cultural state integrity.

If this movie hadn´t been funded by German taxpayer´s money it would not even be worth discussing, but the production hallmarks painfully the countless attempts of German public media to disinform Germans, attempting to brainwash the public towards becoming indifferent to the ill-fated current political situation in Germany and throughout Europe.

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