Director: Anna Giralt Gris
Documentary | Spain, Germany | 2022
79 min | Dolby 5.1
56th Hof International Film Festival
Would you like to know how to steal half a million euros from 39 different banks to finance social causes?
The film tells the story of Catalan activist Enric Duran who took out loans for half a million euros between 2005 and 2008, but never paid them back. He used the money to finance social projects. After a two-month detention, he was released on bail; while awaiting trial, he fled the country and declared himself a fugitive from the law. He proclaimed that he committed the robbery as an act of civil disobedience to expose the practices of the banking system and to encourage people to think differently and join him in his effort to create a different, more just and sustainable world.
The film reconstructs the heist through animation and explores the man behind it. A film about our right to believe that another world is possible. But does the 21st century still have space for this idea à la Don Quixote, aiming to save an entire planet?
With ENRIC DURAN
Screenplay ANNA GIRALT GRIS, Cinematography AÏDA TORRENT CIUDAD, Editing ANNA GIRALT GRIS, Sound LUIS SCHÖFFEND, Sound Design TOM WEBER, ANDY MÜHLSCHLEGEL, Music MEIKE KATRIN STEIN, Production SONIA OTTO, JORGE CABALLERO, AREK GIELNIK