TANGIER – LEGEND OF A CITY
Director: Peter Goedel
Feature film | D | 1997
31st Hof International Film Festival
The centrepoint of this film is Tangier, Europe’s gateway to Africa, and its legendary reputation during the forties and fifties when the city was an international zone, a playground for mad millionaires and famous artists, a focal point for secret agents and crooks of all kinds, a Mekka for speculators and gamblers, an eldorado for the fun-loving Haute Volée.
The film about these ‘golden years’ recreates the myth in the fashion of a documentary homage. The recollections of famous and unknown witnesses of these legendary years blend with archive material and present-day impressions, bound together by the story of a former secret diplomat visiting the ‘white city’ of Tangier for the first time in forty years.