2020 Nominees

Enemy Aliens: The Refugee Ship MS St. Louis

UFA FICTION GmbH

GERMANY

Scripted - Television Movie

More than 930 Jewish passengers get the one last chance to leave Nazi Germany for Cuba on the Hapag Ship “St. Louis”. Hopeful. Relieved. But what happens if their last hope dies due to political cowardice? What happens if you are going to be send back, back to the Third Reich? “St. Louis” draws a picture of what happened on board, how passengers tried everything to survive or understand or solve that life-threatening situation in a brutal and self-destroying way. And how one captain takes the responsibility and is willing to sacrifice his ship and life to safe his passenger…