Marek starts as a trainee on a container ship. Its 197 metres long, 30 metres wide and bound for Martinique. Full of anticipation, he leaves his parents’ farm in Western Pomerania and goes on board at St. Nazaire. Marek wants to find freedom and falls in love with the enigmatic sailor Jean. Will it just be a fling or will it last forever? Does Jean actually have a lover in every port? On his trip across the Atlantic, Marek may not actually become a sailor, but he does grow up.

A romantic coming-of-age trip over the Atlantic and a maritime boy’s dream about love under the conditions of modern cargo shipping.

The director will be presenting the movie.

*Spanish première

Stefan Butzmühlen

Stefan Butzmuehlen studied Acting at the Vienna Conservatory, during which time he also started making films. After experience as a director’s assistant, he started studying Directing at the Konrad Wolf University of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg in 2007.


Radiant Sea (2015), Sleepless Knights (2012, D'A 2013), Nach Klara (2010, curt)