The Journey to Kafiristan

The Journey to Kafiristan (German: Die Reise nach Kafiristan) is a 2001 drama film written and directed by Donatello and Fosco Dubini.[1][2][3]

The Journey to Kafiristan
Directed byDonatello Dubini and Fosco Dubini
Written byBarbara Marx and Fosco Dubini
Produced byFosco and Donatello Dubini
Edited byChristel Maye
Distributed byReal Fiction Filmverleih
Release date
  • 27 September 2001 (2001-09-27)


The film follows Swiss author Annemarie Schwarzenbach's journey through Kafiristan, a region in Afghanistan, with ethnologist Ella Maillart, who is investigation nomadic people there, as they explore themselves and their developing feelings toward each other.[4][5]


  • Jeanette Hain as Annemarie Schwarzenbach
  • Nina Petri as Ella Maillart
  • Monika Arnó as Dame auf dem Schiff
  • Vassilios Avgouteas as Barkeeper
  • Matthew Burton as Joseph Hackin
  • Christoph Frass as Diener


  1. ^ Die Reise nach Kafiristan (2001) - IMDb, retrieved 2021-09-02
  2. ^ "The Journey to Kafiristan (Die Reise nach Kafiristan)". Cineuropa - lo mejor del cine europeo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  3. ^ Elley, Derek (2001-08-26). "The Journey To Kafiristan". Variety. Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  4. ^ "German Film Series: "Die Reise nach Kafiristan" | Calendar of Events | Amherst College". Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  5. ^ "The Journey to Kafiristan |". Retrieved 2021-09-02.