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7 Brothers (7 Brueder)

7 Brothers
The Hufschmidt Brothers

If you are looking for the truth, you must ask seven brothers (Chinese proverb)

Seven brothers, all born between 1929 and 1945, meet. Together, they tell the story of their family. Seven different paths in life belong to a rare generation, for whose childhood the "Stunde Null" in 1945 represented either the end or just the beginning.

An intimate mosaic between the brothers forms a type of family universe mirroring an unusual account of German contemporary history. A documentary experiment: pure narrative cinema!

Sebastian Winkels was born in 1968 and worked as a camera assistant before entering the "Konrad Wolf" Academy of Film & Television (HFF/B) in Potsdam-Babelsberg in 1996. His film The Upper Storey (Oberstube, 2000) was presented in the short film competition at Venice in the same year. His other films include: Volles Rohr (documentary short, 1997), Hase & Igel (documentary short, 2000), partie lento (short, 2001), Innen-Aussen-Mongolei (documentary short, 2002), and 7 Brothers (7 Brueder, documentary, 2003).
Genre History, Biopic
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2003
Director Sebastian Winkels
Screenplay Sebastian Winkels
Cinematography Isabelle Casez
Valerie Smith
Atelier Niesler
Cast Klaus Hufschmidt, Hannes Hufschmidt, Wolfgang Hufschmidt, Dieter Hufschmidt, Volker Hufschmidt, Hartmut Hufschmidt, Jochen Hufschmidt
Producers Jörg Trentmann, Susann Schimk
Production Company credo:film/Berlin, in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Length 86 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Sound Technology Stereo
German Distributor Piffl Medien/Berlin

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