Somewhere in Tonga
SOMEWHERE IN TONGA by Florian Schewe
Screenplay: Sarah Schill & Florian Schewe
There is nothing that keeps passionate social worker Wolski in Germany. On an uninhabited island in the Kingdom of Tonga he wants to give criminal teenagers a second chance. His first candidate is Marcel, 16, and no stranger to drugs, violence and crime. So a visit to the main island ends in disaster. Wolski only narrowly manages to keep the boy from being send to prison. The deal: From now on, Marcel is not allowed to leave the remote island at all.
Based on a true story and shot mostly with first-time actors, SOMEWHERE IN TONGA is the first narrative feature out of Tonga.
In Coproduction with ZDF / Das kleine Fernsehspiel and ARTE
Principal photography in Tonga, April - May 2016