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Hier oben, bei den weißen Göttern
Up Here, With the White Gods

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

The Mozambican contractual worker Luciano is laden with expectations upon his arrival in East Berlin during the 1980s. However, what he experiences doesn't match his hopes. Based on true events.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Hier oben, bei den weißen Göttern

    Directed by: Jalal MAGHOUT, Alexander LAHL, Mike PLITT

    Born in Berlin in 1979, Alexander Lahl studied Cultural Sciences in Berlin, Wroclaw and Frankfurt (Oder). Cofounder of the media label Die Kulturingenieure, he works as a writer, filmmaker and producer. One of his latest collaborations with Max Mönch was a highly acclaimed graphic novel about the last days of the German Democratic Republic. His current work is focused around the subject of oceans.

    Country: Germany

    Year of production: 2020

    Running time: 11 min 44 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: drawing on paper, 2D computer, original techniques

    Target public: Teens, Adults, Family, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Jalal MAGHOUT, Alexander LAHL, Mike PLITT


    Artistic direction: Jalal Maghout

    Script: Alexander Lahl, Mike Plitt

    Graphics: Jalal Maghout

    Storyboard: Jalal Maghout

    Layout: Jalal Maghout

    Animation: Jalal Maghout

    Compositing: Jalal Maghout

    Music: Hannes Schulze

    Sound: Hannes Schulze

    Editing: Jalal Maghout

    Voice: Jörg Malchow