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Stranger in Paradise

Stranger in Paradise

Guido Hendrikx, 73 min

Netherlands, 2016

Stranger in Paradise

A controversial role play in three acts about the refugee crisis as a political dilemma. The scene is a classroom, the students are refugees  and the teacher is an actor.

'Stranger in Paradise' is a controversial role play in three acts about a controversial topic: the refugee crisis. The scene is a classroom in Sicily, the students are real refugees hoping to get asylum. In the role of a teacher is an actor who alternates between right-wing conservative, humanist and genuine 'realpolitik' approaches to whether the new students in the class can expect to find a new home in our part of the world or not. However, the tight, theatrical setting can not control the unpredictable social experiment. Guido Hendrikx's debut feature consistently but lucidly acts out his three scenarios as three variations of a political dilemma, which is in the process of splitting Europe apart. But also as three variations of how Europe quite specifically handles the many asylum-seeking migrants and refugees. A thoroughly (thought)provoking film that is guaranteed to cause much debate, and a new perspective on one of our times' greatest crises.


Date Time Location

Mon. 20/03


Empire Bio
Meet the director + poetry reading


Wed. 22/03


Grand Teatret
Meet the director


Fri. 24/03


Nordisk Film Palads


International Premiere
Director: Guido Hendrikx
Original Title: Stranger in Paradise
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2016
Running time: 73 min
Dialogue: English, Dutch
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Producer: Frank van den Engel
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