13-19 November 2017

Stranger in Paradise

Guido Hendrikx

Stranger in Paradise (Guido Hendrikx)
L'Alternativa Official / Feature Films / Stranger in Paradise


In class, newly arrived refugees learn a lesson about multifaceted Europe. The European view of the refugee crisis is explained in a three-act drama. Operating at the intersection of fiction and documentary, Stranger in Paradise shows where refugees’ dreams clash with reality and forces us to think hard about our own position and the mechanisms through which Europe tackles this situation. An unflinching reflection on the power relations between Europeans and refugees.


Guido Hendrikx (1987) studied liberal arts and sciences in Utrecht. Following his debut short, Day is Done (2010), he studied documentary direction at the Nederlandse Filmacademie. He presented his short film Escort (2013) at l'Alternativa. Stranger in Paradise is his debut feature.


  • Country Netherlands
  • Year 2016
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 72 min
  • Image BW/Colour
  • Language English, French, Dutch
  • Subtitles Catalan, English
  • Production company Zeppers Film
  • Producer Frank van den Engel
  • Screenplay Guido Hendrikx
  • Photography Emo Weemhoff
  • Editor Lot Rossmark
  • Music Ella van der Woud, Juho Nurmela
  • Sound Tijn Hazen
  • Actors Valentijn Dhaenens
  • Contact wouter@someshorts.com


Special Jury Award for Dutch Documentary - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam True/False Film Festival Nuovi Talenti - Biografilm Festival Mención Especial - DocumentaMadrid


Wednesday 15, 20.00 h — Teatre CCCB Saturday 18, 16.30 h — Teatre CCCB