Jesmark, a Maltese fisherman, contends with a newfound leak in his wooden LUZZU boat. Barely getting by, he sees his livelihood—and a family tradition from generations before him—imperiled by diminishing harvests, a ruthless fishing industry, and a stagnating ecosystem. Desperate to provide for his wife and their newborn son, whose growth impediment requires treatment, Jesmark gradually slips into an illicit black-market fishing operation.

Original Title Luzzu
German Title Luzzu
French Title Luzzu
Other Titles Luzzu
Directed by Alex Camilleri
Country Malta
Available Formats DCP
Screenplay Alex Camilleri
Film Editing Alex Camilleri
Soundtrack Jon Natchez
Cinematography Léo Lefèvre
Sound Robert Bonello
Décors Jon Banthorpe
Costumes Martina Zammit Maempel
Production Rebecca Anastasi, Ramin Bahrani, Alex Camilleri and Oliver Mallia
Runtime 94 Min.
Language Maltesisch/d/f
Jesmark Scicluna Jesmark
Michela Farrugia Denise
David Scicluna David
Frida Cauchi Carmen

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«Die wunderschönen Aussichten auf Malta sind uns wohl bekannt aus Hollywoodfilmen und Urlaubsprospekten. Dieser Film aber dreht sich um die Menschen, die dort wirklich leben.» Preminger Institut

«Ce premier film accompli du réalisateur maltais Alex Camilleri dresse le portrait de vies peu représentées avec intelligence et intégrité.» Variety

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