The invisible mentioned in the title can be found in millions in Europe alone. Of various ethnic background, living in various countries, they have only one thing in common – they left their native countries and legally do not exist in the ones in which they live. For a year, the film crew followed five people in Poland, France, Germany, Netherlands and Nigeria. Touching life stories are told to us by Zakari from Algeria, who has been living in Germany without documents for ten years; Malika from Chechnya, who fled to Poland with her family; Oumar, who replaced his Guinea Bissau with a refugee camp in Ceuta; Prince, who is waiting in a Dutch prison to be deported; and Edita from Equador, who is living in Paris in a transsexual commune.
Andreas Voigt was born in Eisleben, East Germany in 1953. He completed his studies of physics in Krakow, economics in Berlin, and directing at the University for Film and TV in Potsdam-Babelsberg. He spent a few years working as a screenwriter and director for DEFA (Documentary Film Studio in Berlin). After closing of the studio, he has been working as a freelance screenwriter and director.
Invisibile – Illegal in Europe
2004, 90', color, 35 mm
Johann Feindt, Marcus Winterbauer, Jacek Blawut
Marina G. Kunzel
Barbara Ezt Filmproduktion, ‘a jour Film, NDR, arte