Tunisia dreams of a better Tunisia. Abdallah dreams of a better life.
DIE WELT is a moral drama about a society caught in the vacuum between dictatorship and democracy. We follow in the footsteps of a young DVD salesman Abdallah, who is becoming increasingly frustrated by his inability to create a fulfilling existence for himself. He is faced with the choice to stay or leave his country. But is life really better on the other side of the Mediterranean? This feature debut shows contemporary Tunisia with renewed cinematic audacity.
80’ / DCP / colour
Original title: DIE WELT
Dir: Alex Pitstra
Prod: Alex Pitstra Media
Co-prod: Schaftkip Films
Sc: Alex Pitstra, Thijs Gloger, Abdallah Rezgui
Completed: November 2012
Cast: Abdelhamid Nawara, Mohsen Ben Hassen, Rahma Ben Hassen, Ilse Heus.
Festivals and awards a.o:
Doha Tribeca Film Festival
Human Screen Festival - Opening Film
International Film Festival Rotterdam
New Directors/New Films (New York)
Berkshire International Film Festival - Jury Award
Seattle International Film Festival
Brussels Film Festival
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Jerusalem International Film Festival
New Zealand International Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
First feature film.
TRAGIC RELIEF (2011, short), SOLEX (2006, short), MIXTAPE (2003, short).
26-02-2013 DIE WELT selected for New Directors/New Films