The Boat Is Full
- Interview with director Markus Imhoof
- "Saving of a Movie" featurette
- Liner notes
Top Customer Reviews
Six people including four Jews, a German soldier deserter and a young French boy escape Germany and they enter Switzerland for safety - their lives!
They come across an innkeeper, Anna Franz, who instructs the group that Switzerland will take refugees, but they must comply to the restrictions that entail asylum to a family with children under 6. They formulate a plan to resemble a family. However, the groups faces one challenging aspect, the youngest boy is French and does not speak German and it is critical that he not speak!
To further the challenges, Judith, who poses as the mother and wife, has her real husband pursuing her as he left a Swiss refugee camp. Plus, Anna, the innkeeper, is up against her own husband, who is frightened of the mascarade unfolding.
This film is suspenseful and heartening and like any other Holocaust film, it exudes the ultimate sadness. It was nominated for an Oscar in 1982 for Best Foreign Film. ......Rizzo
I recommend an amazing Jewish Halocaust film, through the eyes of a teen:
We encounter a mixture of refugees who are only looking for a haven from the madness that they left behind in German occupied Europe. They have made it to Switzerland but that doesn't mean that their ordeal is over. To counteract the large influx of refugees, Switzerland has its' own set of rules as to who can stay and who gets sent back. Getting sent back is almost the same as a death sentence which the viewers understand. The chess game of desperate moves is the essence of the movie. Kudos to director Marcus Imhoof for giving us a cast of (under the circumstances) everyday characters. We are not drawn generally to anyone in particular.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this was a very accurate picture of the refugee trying to get help from a "neutral" country-Switizerland. only to be sent back to germany and killed. very sad.Published 4 months ago by willie
A small film in the big context of the threat of National Socialism. The story follows a group of Jews seeking refuge in Switzerland where they find varying personal responses,... Read morePublished 10 months ago by A. Kuder
Another movie that could have been good without the filthy languagePublished 12 months ago by Wayne
The movie was interesting as I didn't know there were requirements for people fleeing Germany to meet. The dubbing in English is horrible - better if you just watch with subtitles. Read morePublished 13 months ago by barbara