This movie reflects on the situation around the border between Poland and Germany. The fate of many single characters creates a picture of life in this region: Some Ukrainians want to cross... See full summary »
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In one of the key scenes of "Lichter", the translator Sonja (Maria Simon) and her friend Christoph (Janek Rieke) talk to a Polish student (Kamil Majchrzak) in a stairwell while searching for Kamil (Marek Zeranski), who gave shelter to a Ukrainian migrant named Kolja (Ivan Shvedoff) in his shared student flat.
In real life Kamil Majchrzak also worked as a researcher for the screenplay and was assistant director to Hans-Christian Schmid. At the same time, Majchrzak studied law and counseled refugees at the EU border on asylum. Michael Gutmann named the character "Kamil" as a homage. Source: Audio commentary from the German DVD-edition edited by Prokino.
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