body-rice-leaflet-miniSince 1980, German institutions have been sending teenagers to the south of Portugal as part of several experimental projects of social re-education. Katrin (Sylta Fee Wegmann) comes to Alentejo within this context. She does not establish a relationship with her environment, a situation heightened by the harshness of the landscape and the void of a socially barren region. Katrin, Julia (Alice Dwyer), and Pedro (Lufs Guerra) form an enclave in a no-man’s land – a physical and mental desert.








“Mélancolie adolescente sur les rivages du Portugal”
by J-F. Rauger in LE MONDE

“Des ados perdus dans un Portugal solaire.” 
by O. Séguret in LIBÉRATION

“En arrière, jeunesse” 

“Chorégraphie et expression pathétique” 
by A. Bataille

“The future of film.” 
by F. Maire in TAKE 100 DIRECTORS

“Body Rice” 
by R. Koehler in VARIETY


Locarno official competition 2006 / Rotterdam / Las Palmas / Mexico / Buenos Aires / Brussels / Hong-Kong / Crossing Europe / Leeds / Bangkok / Wroclaw / Ljubljana (among others) – Prizes – Locarno competition special mention 2006 – Best director BAFICI – Buenos Aires / Best director FICCO – Mexico city (among others)