• Angelo
  • Angelo
  • Angelo
by Markus Schleinzer Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria / Competition

"I am a son of Africa, but a man of Europe." The setting is the 18th century in which 10-year-old Angelo Soliman has been abducted from Africa and taken to Europe to be gradually Europeanised by a marchioness. In spite of his baptism, accent-free French, brilliant recorder playing skills and seemingly great acceptance in high society, Angelo still feels like a foreigner uprooted from his own culture. A few years later, he enters the service as a valet of a Viennese prince and falls in love with the maid Magdalena. She is the first person to not see Angelo for his exoticism but the human being he is. But after years of heteronomy and dissimulation, the path to freedom is not an easy one for Angelo. 7 years after his stunning debut MICHAEL, director Markus Schleinzer’s second work ANGELO is a fascinating, formally narrated story about an outsider and the difficulty of dealing with what is alien and what is, in fact, ourselves.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Austria, Luxembourg, 2018
  • Runtime: 111 Min
  • Languages: French, German
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: Markus Schleinzer
  • Cast: Makita Samba, Alba Rohrwacher, Larisa Faber, Kenny Nzogang, Lukas Miko
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  • Screenplay: Markus Schleinzer, Alexander Brom
  • Cinematography: Gerald Kerkletz
  • Editor: Pia Dumont
  • Sound: Philippe Kohn
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  • Producers: Alexander Glehr, Franz Novotny, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Markus Schleinzer
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  • Production Companies: Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion GmbH, Amour Fou Luxembourg
  • World Sales: Playtime
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