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Where Eskimos Live

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Synopsis

50-year old Sharkey travels to Bosnia with a false identity and under the disguise of a UNICEF envoy. In fact, he is engaged in the illicit trade of smuggling children into Western Europe. Sharkey has been sent to Vitosice by a Polish lawyer in order to pick up a small boy. But his contact in Vitosice has been murdered and the boy he was sent to collect is not there. Sharkey runs into an army patrol. The Colonel in charge forces Sharkey to take his daughter out of Bosnia to her family in Germany. A gang of youths blows up their jeep with a landmine which kills the Colonel's daughter. Sharkey and the Colonel survive. Shortly after the incident, Sharkey stumbles on the gang of youths, beats their leader in a game of cards and wins a child. Next morning the 10-year old Vlado and Sharkey set off to Poland.

In an old vehicle they travel through war-torn Bosnia, not knowing that the Colonel, who wrongly blames his daughter's death on Sharkey, is close behind them. On their way out of Bosnia, Sharkey and Vlado gradually develop a friendship.

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
tbc
Format
35mm
Director
Tomasz Wiszniewski
Producer
Wolfram Tichy
Executive Producer
Wolfram Tichy
Editor
Henry Richardson ACE
Screenwriter
Tomasz Wiszniewski, Robert Brutter
Director of Photography
Alexei Radionov
Sound
Manuel Laval
Music
Michael Lorenc
Principal Cast
Bob Hoskins, Sergiusz Zymelka

Genre

Production Company

VIF Film/ Euroarts/ Business Affairs/ Akson Studio
Contact: Conny Neetenbeek
Virchow Strasse 23
Postdam, Babelsburg
14482 Germany

T 00 49 331 721 5570
F 00 49 331 721 5539

cneetenbeek@timefilm.de

Sales
Company

Vine International Pictures
Contact: Barry Gill, Marie Vine
VIP House
Greenacres
New Road Hill
Downe
Orpington
Kent BR6 7JA
UK

info@vine-international.co.uk
http://www.vine-international.co.uk