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AS WE WERE DREAMING (ALS WIR TRÄUMTEN)

AS WE WERE DREAMING
photo © Rommel Film/Pandora Film/Peter Hartwig

Daniel, Mark, Rico, Pitbull and Paul. A group of East German friends grow up in the early 90s. The first years of reunified Germany – when everything was colliding, when everything seemed possible. From boyhood to rough-and-tumble teenagers, the Leipzig suburbs were their whole world. Daniel was in love, Rico was the greatest boxer. And Starlet was the prettiest girl they had ever known. They party, they riot, they run a techno club, they run from neo-Nazis, their parents and the future. They are coming of age in a time of anarchy.


Andreas Dresen was born 1963 in Gera. He studied Directing at the "Konrad Wolf" University of Film & Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Since 1992, he has been working as a writer and director for film, TV and theater. A selection of his award-winning films includes: SILENT COUNTRY (STILLES LAND, 1992), NIGHT SHAPES (NACHTGESTALTEN, 1998), THE POLICEWOMAN (DIE POLIZISTIN, 2000), GRILL POINT (HALBE TREPPE, 2001), VOTE FOR HENRYK! (HERR WICHMANN VON DER CDU, 2003), WILLENBROCK (2004), SUMMER IN BERLIN (SOMMER VORM BALKON, 2005), CLOUD 9 (WOLKE 9, 2008), WHISKY WITH VODKA (WHISKY MIT WODKA, 2009), STOPPED ON TRACK (HALT AUF FREIER STRECKE, 2011), AS WE WERE DREAMING (ALS WIR TRÄUMTEN, 2015), and THE LEGEN OF TIMM THALER OR THE BOY WHO SOLD HIS LAUGHTER (TIMM THALER ODER DAS VERKAUFTE LACHEN, 2017).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2015
Director Andreas Dresen
Screenplay Wolfgang Kohlhaase
Cinematography Michael Hammon
Cast Merlin Rose, Julius Nitschkoff, Joel Basman, Marcel Heuperman, Frederic Haselon, Ruby O. Fee
Producer Peter Rommel
Co-Producers Andreas Dresen, Andreas Leusink, Tom Dercourt
Production Company Rommel Film, in co-production with Iskremas Filmproduktion/Berlin, Cinema Defacto/Paris, RBB, Bayerischer Rundfunk, MDR, ARTE France Cinéma/Paris
Length 117 min
Original Version
 German
Festivals Berlinale 2015 (In Competition), FEST Belgrade 2015, CPH PIX Copenhagen 2015, Hong Kong 2015, SANFIC 2015, Cambridge 2015, Chicago 2015, Poitiers 2015, Sofia 2017

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