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Director: Dieter Schumann
Nationality: Germany (2011)
Duration: 100 minutes
VO in german with catalan of spanish subtitles Directed by: Dieter Schumann
Screenplay: Jochen Wisotzki
Photography: Rainer Maria Schulz
Sound: Rainer Maria Viltz, Arne Papenhagen
Edited by: Gudrun Steinbrück
Score: Nils Kacirek
Executive Producer: Christian Beetz
Wismar, 120 km east of Hamburg, 45.000 citizens, the income of every third family depends on Wadan Yards, the only large company in the region. In August 2008 a Russian investor takes over the old German company, the future seems save. Short afterwards the world financial and economical crisis starts somewhere in the US and hits the old Hanseatic city hard, 5.000 jobs are endangered.
Dieter Schumann was born in Ludwigslust in the German province of Mecklenburg. After going to sea for a couple of years he studied direction at HFF Potsdam. From 1983 to 1990 he worked as director for TV and cinema films at the DFA-Dokfilmstudio. 1990 he started building up the cultural film funding and the film funding of the Landesfilmzentrum Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, which he directed until 2002. 2002 Dieter Schumann founded the Basthorster Filmmanufaktur and is working ever since as free author, filmmaker and producer. 2008 he received the Ludwig-Reinhard-Kulturpreis, a prize for his efforts and achievements fur culture.