Without This World
( Ohne diese Welt )

Nora Fingscheidt
2017 - 115 min - Couleur - Allemagne

English summary
Argentina, 2016: in a remote desert in the north, 700 Mennonites of German origin lead 18th-century lives without electricity, music, or any of the amenities modern life affords. Their only school textbook is the Bible.
Eighteen years ago, these colonists travelled here from Mexico to escape the influences of the modern world. To them, life should not be easy. Instead they strive for a severe and devout life under God and hope that their children will choose to follow the same path.
That’s why they do their best to shelter them from "The World", their name for everything outside their own colony. But is it really conceivable to reject modernity altogether? "Without This World" captures the portrait of a tranquil, contemplative society caught between tradition and change.

Auteur-Réalisateur : Nora Fingscheidt
Auteur : Nora Fingscheidt
Image : Yunus Roy Imer
Son : Bernhard Köpke
Montage : Stephan Bechinger
Producteur délégué : Kineo Filmproduktion Peter Hartwig


Distributeur : Aug&Ohr Medien


2017 - Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Saarbrücken (Allemagne) : Meilleur documentaire
2017 - Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schwerin (Allemagne) : Mention spéciale
2017 - Filmfest Eberswalde, Berlin (Allemagne) : Winner of the international Documentary competition
2017 - Braunschweig International Film Festival, Braunschweig (Allemagne) : Winner of "Die goldenen vier Linden"
2017 - Achtung Berlin (New Berlin Film Award), Berlin (Allemagne) : Sélection