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North American Premiere | TV Series | France, Germany | 2019 | Drama | 6 x 45 min | Episodes 1 & 2 | In English, French, German, Greek & Arabic with English subtitles

Directed by: Dominik Moll
Creators and Showrunners: Edward Berger, Nele Mueller Stöfen, Marianne Wendt
Based on an original idea by Jano Ben Chaabane, Felix Randau
Written by: Constantin Lieb, Dominik Moll, Laurent Mercier, Felix von Boehm, Nele Mueller Stöfen, Edward Berger, Pierre Linhart

Cinematography: Patrick Ghiringhelli
Film Editing: Laurent Rouan
Original Score: Adrian Johnston
Produced by: Felix Von Boehm, Jimmy Desmarais, Jan Krueger, Olivier Bibas
Cast: Sylvie Testud (Hélène), Diamand Abou Abboud (Maryam), Maxime Khalil (Hamid), Juliane Köhler (Silke), Wolfram Koch (Jürgen), Tristan Pütter (Marc Walser)
International sales: Lagardère Studios
Original Broadcast: Arte, May 2019

Vacationers frolicking on the beach look on in astonishment as a rubber dinghy, jam-packed with refugees, approaches a sun-drenched Greek island. The men and women aboard leap into the water and hurtle toward terra firma, running with all their might. This is the heartbreaking saga of the waves of migrants washing up on European shores today. We follow a few of them — a Nigerian teenager on the run, a Syrian doctor seeking political asylum in Paris with his wife and little girl in tow, a German family hosting a Syrian refugee student, a guilt-ridden Greek security guard, and a Frenchwoman desperately trying to run an efficient refugee camp. We walk a mile in their shoes and get a glimpse into their harrowing stories, in this tragic, very contemporary tale of the thousands of displaced among us.

German-born writer-director Dominik Moll studied cinema in the U.S. before enrolling in La Fémis film school, in Paris. He wrote and directed his first short in 1987, followed by his first feature, Intimité (1994), which was adapted from a short story by Jean-Paul Sartre. His breakout feature, With a Friend Like Harry… premiered in Cannes in 2000, was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign-Language Film, as well as César Awards for Best Film and Best Screenplay, and nabbed the César for Best Director. He followed that with three more features, Lemming (2005), The Monk (2011) and News from Planet Mars (2016). In 2013, he directed two episodes of the highly acclaimed police thriller series, The Tunnel, which won the Globe de Cristal Award for Best TV Movie or Series. Moll co-wrote and directed all six episodes of Eden.


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Lagardère Studio

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