Title German:GRENZEN
Title English:BORDERS
Country:Algerien; Frankreich 2001
Format:35 mm
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:105 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa VIII

Director :Djadjam, Mostéfa
Screenplay:de Sacy, Agnès
 Djadjam, Mostéfa
Cinematography:Lagriffoul, Pascal
Editing:Dairou, Pauline
Music:Bini, René-Marc
Sound:Lorrain, Pierre
Cast:Dante, Lou
 Koma, Dioucounda
 Luambo, Clarisse
 Tuene, Tadie
 Yenke, Ona Lu
Producer:Djabri, Aïssa
 Lahouassa, Farid
 Munz, Manuel
Production company:Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC)
 TPS Cinéma


Six men and a woman set out on the hazardous journey from Senegal to Morocco in a bid to slip illegally into Europe to escape from the poverty and internecine warfare of Africa. All are lured by the promise of a better life, but the challenges are numerous. Passing through the hands of various smugglers, they cross the desert of Mauritania and Algeria, first in a pick up, then in the back of refrigerated fish trucks, and are finally dumped and forced to walk to the Moroccan border. Though each is lured by a different reason, they unite to overcome obstacles and finally reach the coast of Morocco, where they stand looking at Spain across the narrow Straits of Gibraltar. On reaching Tangiers, the invisible travelers go their separate ways and prepare to attempt the fateful crossing to Spain.