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Io Capitano (Italian With German Subtitels)

Hosted by the Consul of the Cologne Movie Nights Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 11 Apr 20:00 - 22:30

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Dear Cinema lovers, Io Capitano tells the story of a teenage boy who, together with his cousin, decides to leave Dakar in Senegal and make his way to Europe. A contemporary Odyssey in which the protagonist must overcome a series of obstacles and in the process is transformed from a human to a commodity to an animal, finally becoming a hero. A grand adventure through the dangers of the desert and the sea, the ambiguities and contradictions of human beings, in which dreams, hopes and the ambitions of the main characters turn into a struggle for survival...
The film is an international co-production between Italy, Belgium and France, based on an original idea by the director, Matteo Garrone, inspired by actual stories of migrants' African routes to Europe. The movie received critical acclaim and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 81st Golden Globe Awards, and Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards.