Yet more proof, if any was needed, at the sometimes remarkably different “take” on life exhibited by Americans and Europeans. I read the column and thought, “Gee, what a goofy red tape snafu, poor guy.” Evidently Europeans heard the story and thought, “Ah, those bastard immigration authorities, discriminating against this poor refugee.”
And so now somebody’s making a movie out of him, slanting it towards the “international symbol in the 1990s of Europe’s hardline stance against immigrants” aspect? Well, huh. I think we’re talking Sundance–if they’re lucky.
And that was last October.
Doing Google searches, looking for the movie:
“Holy Cow Productions”–none of them sounds like a film production company.
“Paul Hugo”–no hits.
“Gavin Emerson”–lots of hits, all to do with Ratcatcher, no mention of a new documentary on Mr. Alfred.
I’d say the project is stalled out somewhere, so the answer to your request for news is basically, “There is no news.”