The Boat Is Full

The Boat Is Full (1981)

  • Genre: Drama, History, War
  • Release Date: 1981-01-15
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 13 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: ORF
  • Production Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
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During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. They seek temporary refuge with a couple who run a village inn. They pose as a family: the deserter as husband, Judith as his wife, an old man from Vienna as her father, his granddaughter and the French lad, whom they beg to keep silent, as their children. Judith's teenage brother poses as a soldier. The fabrication unravels through chance and the local constable's exact investigation. Whom will the Swiss allow to stay? Who gets deported?

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    Directing Markus Imhoof Director
    Writing Markus Imhoof Screenplay
    Writing Alfred A. Haesler Book
    Production George Reinhart Executive Producer
    Camera Hans Liechti Director of Photography
    Editing Helena Gerber Editor
    Editing Fee Liechti Editor
    Art Max Stubenrauch Production Design
    Art Kathrin Brunner Set Decoration
    Directing Franziska Frischkna Script Supervisor
    Camera Peter Indergand Camera Operator
    Camera Rainer Klausmann Camera Operator
    Camera George Reinhart Still Photographer
    Editing Anina Mutz Assistant Editor
    Editing Raffaella Delucca Assistant Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Giacomo Peier Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Anne-Rose Schwab Makeup Artist