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Die Farbe des Ozeans (Color of the Ocean)

Color of the Ocean is a somewhat disturbing film about the politics of immigration but does actually leave us with a tiny bit of hope. There are three stories told here. Natalie (Sabine Timotei) and Paul (Friedrich Mücke) are Germans vacationing on a Spanish island where Natalie witnesses a boat full of Senegalese refugees just washed up on the beach. She brings water to Zola (Hubert Koundé) and his son before they are taken away by the authorities. Police officer José (Alex Gonzalez) shows no compassion in dealing with the refugees in the camp. His behavior is quite deplorable.

Zola manages to escape from the refugee camp and contacts Natalie for help. Against the wishes of her boyfriend she gives Zola money to flee the island on another boat. But his contact tricks him, and he is not only robbed but so badly beaten that he dies. This leaves the young son in Spain with no parent – an acceptable situation for asylum. Paul does forgive Natalie so that we feel that his negativity toward the refugee situation is being rethought. The film ends with another boatload of Africans arriving on shore, and this time one has the feeling that José's approach to them may be more humane. (Thelma Freedman)


45 Years (2015)

A World Beyond (Tomorrowland) (2015)

Alles steht Kopf (Inside Out) (2015)

Am grünen Rand der Welt (Far from the Madding Crowd) (2015)

Anomalisa (2015)

Bridge of Spies - Der Unterhändler (Bridge of Spies) (2015)

Brooklyn – Eine Liebe zwischen zwei Welten (Brooklyn) (2015)

Das Märchen der Märchen (Tale of Tales, Il racconto dei racconti) (2015)

Der Letzte Wolf (The Last Wolf) (2015)

Der Sommer mit Mama (The Second Mother, Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015)

Er ist wieder da (2015)

Frau Müller muss weg! (2015)

Heidi (2015)

Kafkas Der Bau (2015)

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Mr. Holmes (2015)

Mustang (2015)

Picknick mit Bären (A Walk in the Woods) (2015)

Rettet Raffi! (2015)

Shaun - Das Schaf (Shaun the Sheep Movie) (2015)

Spectre (2015)

Star Wars: Das Erwachen der Macht (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) (2015)

Stella (My Skinny Sister, Min lilla syster) (2015)

Taxi Teheran (Taxi) (2015)

The Big Short (The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine) (2015)

The Big Short (The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine) (2015)

The Walk (2015)

Unsere kleine Schwester (Our Little Sister, Umimachi Diary) (2015)

Was heisst hier Ende? (2015)

A Royal Night - Ein königliches Vergnügen (A Royal Night Out) (2015)

Am grünen Rand der Welt (Far from the Madding Crowd) (2015)

Ant-Man (2015)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Bridge of Spies - Der Unterhändler (Bridge of Spies) (2015)

Carol (2015)

Der Staat Gegen Fritz Bauer (2015)

Die Kinder des Fechters (The Fencer, Miekkailija) (2015)

Ewige Jugend (Youth) (2015)

Remember (2015)

Sicario (2015)

Spotlight (2015)

Stella (My Skinny Sister, Min lilla syster) (2015)

Steve Jobs (2015)

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)

The Hateful Eight (2015)

The Revenant - Der Rückkehrer (The Revenant) (2015)

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