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Producer: Novotny & Novotny Film
Financing: Majoritarian coproduction
Co-Producer: Amour Fou Luxembourg (LU)
Year: 2016
Grant amount: € 680.000
Category: Spielfilm
Genre: drama
Director: Markus Schleinzer
Writer: Markus Schleinzer, Alexander Brom
Cinematographer: Gerald Kerkletz
Key cast: Makita Samba, Alba Rohrwacher
Locations: Vienna, Graz, Lower Austria, Luxembourg, Italy, Belgium
Release (AT): 09.11.2018

Angelo is the story of an African who is Europeanised by force. At the beginning of the 18th century, as a child, he is taken by forece from his homeland and, after being sold, given the eponymous name through the sacrament of baptism.
It is the story of a man who, in a career unsual for his time, went from being ob-ject to subject to object again. A story of becoming human that is marked above all by role-play and con-formity. It is inspired by the few surviving records of the life of the Viennese court
moor Angelo Soliman.
Angelo, like Schleinzer´s debut film Michael, is a film about an outsider. Another story about the non-existent, the disguised, the so difficult task of coming to terms with the Other, the Foreign – and hence about the difficulty of coming to terms with ourselves and our actions.

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