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When I first moved to the United States, I arrived with a dream. The American
This was before realizing that I had another kind of battle - establishing myself in a foreign country while barely speaking the language. I had never been on the other side. What a strange feeling.
I crossed the ocean to be the « leading man », the « action movie star », not considering for a single moment the complexity of being placed in a different culture. Yes - a different culture.
We eat the same food, wear the same clothes, watch the same movies and yet we are different.
DuO Film is a reflection of what I’ve been through, during those years, before I was able to understand and appreciate those differences. It was an acceptance that led to truly exploring the strength and the creative energy this country has to offer.
Marcel desperately wants to share his internal world. On the same note, Melanie, has locked herself out of hers, prefering to focus on the external. Both are frustrated with the lack of understanding of the other.
This joint journey allows for the realization that barriers, be it cultural or any other kind, are truly self imposed. Because as different as we perceive ourselves to be, at the core we are all human.
We love, laugh and cry the same.
Marem HAssler - Melanie
Karl E. LAndler - Marcel
Danny Goler - Vladiki
Aurelie Meriel - Elise
Lada NikolskA - Katya
Karl E. LAndler
Andrea LAuren GoldmAn
Karl E. LAndler
Ching CAsAnovA TApiA
James GlAder, Brice PicArd, Briana FrApArt, Alexander AlexAndrov
Thank YOu, Las Vegas, for your hottest day in the desert!
Thank YOu, Los Angeles, for all your crazy people on Sunset Blvd.