"I don't like it here, it's boring." ( From the film)


SUMMARY

What happens when a 13 year old American boy moves to Germany all of a sudden?

Morris and his single dad are the only Americans in Heidelberg, Germany. Being 13 is already a struggle, and how about being the only black teenager in suburban Germany who doesn't speak German? Despite his eagerness to learn German and to make friends, Morris is often bullied and confronted with racist mockery. Stuck in the boundaries of language and racist alienation, Morris turns to rap, singing profane songs and creating a circle of like-minded friends who indulge in drugs and alcohol. Winner of two prizes from Sundance, Morris from America is a captivating and hilarious adventure, and also a witty critique of unspoken racism among young Germans.

FESTIVALS

2016 SUNDANCE, SXSW, SAN FRANCISCO, SEATTLE, STOCKHOLM, TORINO

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Director, writer, actor; Chad Hartigan was born in Nicosia, Cyprus. He attended North Carolina School of Arts and got his BFA on directing. His first feature is Luke and Brie Are on a First Date (2008). His second feature This Is Martin Bonner (2013) was shown at various international festivals.

CREDITS


  • Director
    CHAD HARTIGAN
  • Screenplay
    CHAD HARTIGAN
  • Cinematography
    SEAN MCELWEE
  • Editing
    ANNE FABINI
  • Music
    KEEGAN DEWITT
  • Cast
    MARKEES CHRISTMAS, CRAIG ROBINSON, CARLA JURI, LINA KELLER, JAKUB GIERSZAŁ, LEVIN HENNING
  • Producer
    ADELE ROMANSKI, SARA MURPHY, MARTIN HEISLER, GABRIELE SIMON
  • Production Co.
    BEACHSIDE FILMS, LICHTBLICK MEDIA, INDI FILM GMBH, SÜDWESTRUNDFUNK (SWR)
  • Distributor
    KURMACA FİLM,