About

THE FIFTH POINT OF THE COMPASS
A film by Martin Prinoth

GER/ITA 2017 | 78min | DCP 2K | 5.1 Dolby Surround
Rhaeto-Romanic, German, Portuguese

 

The drama is reflected in geological dimensions, in primeval depths. Where does mankind’s desire to learn how the world was created come from? Where do we come from? There is stardust, the primary matter, the answer to the question, in the rocks at the bottom of the ocean. The origin of all life can be studied, but not necessarily the origin of an individual life.

Martin Prinoth took his film to the bottom of the sea – where the primary stone is found. And where his cousin Georg’s body sank when he was killed in a plane crash over the Atlantic in 2009. Georg was adopted, like his brother Markus. They were born in Brazil and moved into a village in the Dolomites when they were small children, with no knowledge of their origin and who were or are their biological mothers. “The Fifth Point of the Compass” goes on an exceptionally sensitive and attentive quest for the roots and identities of its protagonists – from South Tyrol to Brazil and finally to the bottom of the ocean.

Lukas Stern | catalogue text DOK Leipzig

 

DIRECTING, WRITING, EDITING & SOUND Martin Prinoth
CINEMATOGRAPHY Jytte Hill
MUSIC Max Andrzejewski, Marco Mlynek

SCRIPT CONTRIBUTIONS Akin E. Şipal
ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTIONS Martina Mahlknecht
DRAMATURGICAL CONSULTING Jan Eichberg,
Andreas Pichler
RESEARCH Ana Figueira, Renata Reis
INTERPRETER BRAZIL Renata Reis

COLOUR GRADING Florian Geiser
SOUND MIXING Stefano Bernardi
VOICE RECORDINGS Roland Musolff
ASSISTANT EDITOR Victor Majarres
EDITORIAL CONSULTING Gisela Gondolatsch, Nela Märki

TITLES, GRAPHICS Magdalena Akantisz
RESEARCH FOOTAGE Moritz Bonatti
TRANSLATIONS Gareth Norbury, Georg Zeller,
Azra Fetahovic
ADDITIONAL TRANSLATIONS Nicole Pozzi,
Veronika Mussner, Irene Kostner
SUBTITLES Georg Zeller

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Arne Körner
FILM MANAGEMENT Frank Scheuffele
PRODUCERS Valerio B. Moser, Andreas Pichler,
Martin Prinoth

A PRODUCTION BY Against Reality Pictures &
Miramonte Film

SUPPORTED BY Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, IDM Südtirol/Alto Adige, RAI Südtirol,
Autonome Provinz Südtirol

THANKS TO Ammira, Cine-Mobil, GEOMAR, Helios, Sea Life