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documentary film by Andreas Bolm, D 2006, 37 min, 35mm, colour, OV hungarian, engl. ST

Zoli earns his livelihood abroad by skinning chinchillas in a Danish fur factory. The film begins with the story of Zoli's return to the periphery, to the small Hungarian village of Jaba.

Zoli's family, settled Romas, struggle to earn their living by hiring themselves out as day-laborers. For Zoli, Jaba has no work and no prospects, so he kills time and waits. Standstill.

Jaba tells the story of survival in one of Europe's poorest regions. A movie about the outsiders. The protagonists portray their own lives. A film that is as raw and poetic as the people themselves.

Script / director:
Andreas Bolm
Gerd Breiter
Andreas Bolm
Kristina Konrad, Ursula Scribano
Executive producer:
Andreas Bolm, Markus Nechleba
Assistant producer:
Maren Lüthje
welt|film, pickpocket, HFF München


  • Norwegian Documentary Film Festival 2007
  • 18th Trieste Film Festival 2007 (Competition)
  • 11. Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin 2006
  • Doc en courts Lyon 2006 (Competition)
  • Festival de Cannes 2006
  • International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2006
  • Festival International du documentaire de Marseille 2006
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar de Plata 2006
  • Duisburger Filmwoche 2006
  • Kasseler Dokumentarfilm-und Videofest 2006
  • IDFA Amsterdam
  • 48th Edition of the International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao 2006


  • 48th Inter. Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, 2006: GOLD MIKELDI FOR DOCUMENTARY
  • Doc en courts Lyon: Prix special du Jury


Jaba , Andreas Bolm welt|film, pickpocket, HFF München

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