Aatos ja Amine

Aatos ja AmineDie Götter von Molenbeek / Gods of Molenbeek

Competition Documentaries, Finland / Belgium / Germany 2019, 73 Min., OV, ger. st

In the media, the Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek is known mainly as a hotbed of jihadism. But for six-year-old Aatos, the son of a Finnish mother and a Chilean father, and for his friend Amine, it’s simply their familiar home turf. It is here that they listen to spiders together, discover black holes, and fight about who gets to steer the flying carpet. Together, they explore the big issues in life. But the brutality of the world of grown-ups makes itself felt when terrorists set off a bomb in the neighbourhood. Aatos is envious of Amine’s faith in Islam, and looks for his own gods, even though his classmate Flo is dubious about the quest. Flo is completely convinced that anyone who believes in God is utterly crazy … “Gods of Molenbeek” is a wonderful depiction of friendship among children and the search for meaning in chaotic times.

Director Reetta Huhtanen

Screenplay Reetta Huhtanen

Producer Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen

Production Company Zone2 Pictures Oy, Toinen Linja 15, 00530 Helsinki, Mail: zone2@zone2.fi, Web: www.zone2.fi

World Sales CAT&Docs, 18, rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris, Mail: info@catndocs.com, Web: www.catndocs.com

Distributor RFF Real Fiction Filmverleih, Hansaring 98, 50670 Köln, Mail: info@realfictionfilme.de, Web: www.realfictionfilme.de

Cast Aatos Nahuel Flores, Amine Mohamed Bennaa, Flo Charlier


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