Homs - Ein zerstörter Traum

  • Return To Homs (Internationaler Englischer Titel)
Dokumentarfilm | 2011-2013 | Deutschland, Schweden, Syrien




    Filmed between August 2011 and August 2013, this is a remarkably intimate portrait of a group of young revolutionaries in the city of Homs in western Syria. They dream of their country being free from President Bashar al-Assad and fight for justice through peaceful demonstrations. As the army acts ever more brutally and their city is transformed into a ghost town, the young men become armed insurgents. The protagonists are two friends: Basset, the charismatic 19-year-old goalkeeper of the national soccer team whose revolutionary songs make him the voice of the protest movement, and the 24-year-old media activist and cameraman Ossama. The close-up camerawork takes the viewer right into the group. Scenes of lively protest parties make way for panicking civilians on the run, followed by grim battles in a deserted city, and rising numbers of fallen loved ones. Basset's a cappella protest songs are the only soundtrack, apart from the "silence, interrupted only by birds and bullets." From time to time, the director makes a comment in voice-over: “The world is watching how we are getting killed one by one, while it remains silent as the grave.” (http://www.idfa.nl/industry/tags/project.aspx?id=ee49fb16-fde9-4468-ad1d-864624c6fb18)
    DrehbuchautorTalal Derki
    Kameramann/DoPKahtan Hassoun
    ProduzentHans Robert Eisenhauer
    ProduzentOrwa Nyrabia
    RegisseurTalal Derki
    EditorinAnne FabiniSundance 2014 Grand Jury Award
    Final Cut OperatorSven Kulikadditional Editing
    SchnittassistentMartin ReimersAssociate Editor


    Ton (Postproduktion)BASIS Berlin Postproduktion GmbH
    Talal Derki2014Sundance Film Festival [us]Bester Dokumentarfilmgewonnen
    Talal Derki2014Filmfest BiberachDokumentarfilmenominiert