The film ‘4.57 Minutes Back Home’ takes place in Calais with the sea as its backdrop. The sea, as a barrier between the dream and reality. For the film, Wildschut asked an Afghan boy to ‘phone his family – something that would normally be impossible for him because of the expense. The telephone conversation reveals a deeply human image of a boy who lives between two worlds; on the one hand his hopeless situation as an illegal immigrant in Calais, on the other the world that he left behind.

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