A film by Markus Schleinzer. In French and German with German subtitles.
In the early 18th century, a group of young slaves is brought to Europe. Among them is a 10-year-old boy whom a marchioness selects to be an object of study. Given the name Angelo, he receives a comprehensive education in languages and music and is passed around from Messina to Vienna as an exotic but Europeanized valet. Only Magdalena regards him as more than a decorative exhibition piece. Following his highly acclaimed feature-film debut MICHAEL (2011), Austrian director Markus Schleinzer traces the true story of Angelo Soliman in well-composed tableaux vivants. This period film was shot in the classic 4:3 aspect ratio, corresponding to Angelo’s narrowed perspective of being put on display. The results are powerful imagery and an evocative film that examines the excesses of colonialism both in their historical context and in the present day.
AT/LU 2018, 111 Min., französisch-deutsche OmU-Fassung
Regie: Markus Schleinzer
Kamera: Gerald Kerkletz
Schnitt: Pia Dumont
mit: Makita Samba, Alba Rohrwacher, Larisa Faber, Kenny Nzogang, Lukas Miko
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