Das Kalte Paradies (1988)

Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Switzerland  |  
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Two political refugees battle bureaucratic red tape while trying to become Swiss citizens in this telling political drama. Done in a semi-documentary style, the feature begins with Elba (Nohemi Dragonne) and Jan (Julius Effenberger) when they meet at a refugee center. The story is based on a real incident in which two refugees who had a child together wanted to marry and the father was subsequently deported.

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against-the-system, bureaucracy, deportation, government, immigrant, marriage, pregnancy, refugee