by Feo Aladag
German soldier Jesper signs up for a mission in Afghanistan, despite having lost his brother during an operation in the war-torn country. Jesper and his squad are assigned to protect a village outpost from increasing Taliban influence. With the help of young and inexperienced interpreter Tarik, Jesper seeks the trust of the local community and the allied Afghani militia. More than ever, he discovers the immense differences between the two worlds. When the lives of Tarik and his sister Nala are threatened by the Taliban, conflicted Jesper is torn between his military obligations and his conscience.
Feo Aladag was born in Vienna in 1972. From 1990 until 1995 she studied acting in Vienna and London and Communication studies and Psychology in Vienna. In 2000 she gained her doctorate. Alongside this, she worked as a film critic and columnist for Austrian newspapers.
From the mid-90s she has appeared on stage and in front of the camera - in German and British feature films and TV movies as well as in a number of episodes of ARD's crime series Tatort, for which she wrote the scripts. She completed two years of study at the DFFB (German Film and Television Academy) and attended numerous master classes and seminars in directing, acting and scriptwriting at the European Film Academy.
In 2005 Feo Aladag founded the Berlin-based Independent Artists Filmproduktion and worked on its first project, When We Leave (Die Fremde), as producer, writer and director. The film won 47 national and international awards including two German Film Awards (Best Film, Best Lead Actress), the Berlinale's Europa Cinema Label Award and the German Critics Award in seven categories. In 2011 When We Leave was submitted as the German entry for the 83rd Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category.
Inbetween Worlds is Feo Aladag's second feature film which she has once again produced, written and directed.
2014 Inbetween Worlds
2010 Die Fremde
Ronald Zehrfeld - Jesper
Abdul Salam Yosofzai - Tarik
Saida Barmaki - Nala
Salam Yosofzai - Haroon
Burghart Klaußner - Oberst Haar
Felix Kramer - Oli
Directed by Feo Aladag
Written by Feo Aladag
Cinematography by Judith Kaufmann
Edited by Andrea Mertens
Music by Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, Karim Sebastian Elias
Sound design by Guido Zettier
Production design by Silke Buhr
Costume design by Gabriela Reumer
Produced by Feo Aladag
Co-produced by Hans W. Geissendörfer, ZDF, Arte
Format: DCP / 2K Alexa / 1:2.39 / 5.1
Length: 102 min
Original language: German, English, Dari, Pashto
ORIGINAL TITLE: Zwischen Welten