Ida lives on a ship with her crew of five men. In Marseille her attention is caught by the secretive male world of the French Foreign Legion, and she decides to follow its traces across the Mediterranean. As Ida and her crew sail via Corsica to the historical headquarters of the Legion in Algeria, boundaries and certainties blur while life at sea produces a special kind of mutual understanding.

Around the World in 14 Films 2022


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: Human Flowers of Flesh
Director: Helena Wittmann
Screenplay: Helena Wittmann
Country: Germany, France 2022
Production: Fünferfilm, Tita Productions
Cast: Angeliki Papoulia, Ferhat Mouhali, Gustavo de Mattos Jahn, Ingo Martens, Mauro Soares
Length: 106 min.
Language: French, English, Portuguese, Berber, Serbo-Croatian OV / German subtitles
Distribution Germany: Grandfilm
Festivals: Locarno, Hamburg, New York, Gent, Viennale, AFI etc.