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Berlin - 1st of May (Berlin - 1. Mai)

Berlin - 1st of May
Scene from "Berlin - 1st of May" (photo © jetfilm/FRISBEEFILMS)

The young Turk Yavuz, the small-town cop Uwe, and the middle-class kids Jacob and Pelle: four people who couldn’t be any more different. But each one of them is convinced that this 1st of May is going to change their life. Their stories rotate around and bounce off each other, driven by the determination to take what they have been missing in life. Today is their day.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2007
Directors Carsten Ludwig, Jan-Christoph Glaser, Sven Taddicken, Jakob Ziemnicki
Screenplay Carsten Ludwig, Michael Proehl, Oliver Ziegenbalg, Jakob Ziemnicki
Cinematography Daniela Knapp, Daniel Moeller, Kolja Raschke, David Schultz
Carsten Eder, Jan-Christoph Glaser, Sebastian Marka, Andreas Radtke, Sarah J. Levine, Jens Klueber
Christoph Blaser, Dirk Dresselhaus, Steffen Kahles, Rainer von Vielen
Petra Albert, Juliane Friedrich, Christian Sitta
Cast Jacob Matschenz, Ludwig Trepte, Cemal Subasi, Benjamin Hoeppner, Torsten Michaelis, Oktay Oezdemir, Hannah Herzsprung, Peter Kurth
Producers Jon Handschin, Alexander Bickenbach, Christian Rohde
Production Companies jetfilm/Berlin, Frisbeefilms, in co-production with HR/Frankfurt, ARTE, in cooperation with teamWorx/Berlin
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlin 2008 (Perspectives German Cinema/Opening Film), MedFilm Festival 2008

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