Stranger in Paradise

In a classroom newly arrived refugees learn a lesson about multifarious Europe. Operating at the intersection of fiction and documentary, Stranger in Paradise reflects on the power relations between Europeans and refugees in a candid fashion.

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Guido Hendrikx

Guido Hendrikx (1987) was born and raised in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. After spending some years at an international secondary school (Bilingual Atheneum program) he prematurely quit his medical science study (Leiden University, 2006) to work and study abroad. Returning to The Netherlands he studied Liberal Arts & Sciences (Utrecht University, 2007), focussing on courses in philosphy, criminology, film studies, and journalism. In 2010 he directed his first short film Day is Done which premiered at IDFA. Parallely he enrolled at the Netherlands Film Academy to study Directing Documentary. As a student he directed the internationally acclaimed, award-winning shorts Escort (2013, Oscar Qualifier) and Onder Ons (2014) and co-writed the script for the short fiction Fernweh (2014, Ena Sendijarevic).


Director Guido Hendrikx

Editor Lot Rossmark
Cinematographer Emo Weemhoff
Sound Taco Drijfhout
Executive producers Elize Kerseboom, Julia van Schieveen, Fleur Welter

Delegate producer Erik Glijnis

Produced by: Frank van den Engel, Zeppers Film & TV
Broadcaster VPRO
Supported by Dutch Cultural Media Fund 

Press & publicity (The Netherlands): Herrie Film & TV – Noortje van de Sande 

Press & publicity (international) Noise Film PR – Mirjam Wiekenkamp