INFO

Year:

2012

Genre:

Drama

Locations:

South Africa

Script:

Maximilian Krückl,

Markus Mayer

Director:

Karsten Wichniarz

Camera:

Peter Zeitlinger

Cutter:

Britta Nahler

Music:

Otto M. Schwarz



Africa Calling

PLOT

The veterinarian Markus Wenninger receives a surprising offer – to take over the management of an animal care facility in Africa. With his children Katta and Jacob he begins the journey to a new life, stirred by the memories of the dream he had shared with his suddenly deceased wife of starting a farm in Africa. In the experienced animal handler Jonathan Gold, he finds a loyal and competent employee. Markus’ help, though, is immediately and urgently required: a ruthless gang of poachers is making trouble in the National Park. With the attractive game warden Ariane at his side, Markus fights for the protection of the animals and the preservation of their habitat. The two rapidly grow closer – much to the consternation of Ariane’s partner, the game warden Oliver, who has turned to heavy drinking after suffering a difficult stroke of fate. Meanwhile, Jacob, a passionate animal lover, is excited by their new home, while Katta is extremely unhappy. The 13-year-old misses her familiar surroundings and her friends. Considering his daughter’s homesickness and the wilderness dangers to which he has exposed his children, Markus begins questioning his decision to leave Germany. But as he and Ariane catch up with the poachers, their own lives are suddenly on the line.


 

Partner

Co-Producer:

TOP Two Oceans Production


 Editorial Department:

Hans-Wolfgang Jurgan/ARD Degeto

Dr. Andrea Seyfried-Artner/ORF

 


Subsidy Agencies:

National Film and Video Foundation, South Africa

The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa


 
Cast
Crew
Name
Part

Erol Sander

Markus Wenninger

Prod. Manager

Andrea Pienaar

Christina Plate

Ariane

Sound

Dieter Keck

Sven Martinek

Oliver

Set designer

Bobby Cardoso

Heinz Maracek

Apfel

Costume

Birgit Hutter

Ivy Nkutha

Cecilia

Make up

Marisa Lourens

 


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