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BOY WITH THE ROBBER'S HANDS, THE (RÄUBERHÄNDE)

BOY WITH THE ROBBER'S HANDS, THE
© Dominik Hatt

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2019

Friendship, embarking on life and searching for one's roots are key issues in Student Oscar®-winner Ilker Çatak's feature film which is based on Finn-Ole Heinrich's eponymous debut novel.

Janik has parents who always do everything right, while Samuel comes from a broken home. Janik's parents may have practically adopted Samuel, but he still shields his alcoholic mother from the outside world. Samuel wants order, Janik wants chaos. Then, in a thoughtless moment, Janik does something inexcusable and the close bond between the friends is put in jeopardy. As they set off on their long-planned trip to Istanbul, the boys are looking to save their friendship, enjoy their freedom and try out a new life.
Genre Coming-of-Age Story, Drama, Literature
Category Feature
Director Ilker Çatak
Screenplay Gabriele Simon, Finn Ole Heinrich
Cinematography Judith Kaufmann
Cast Emil von Schönfels, Mekyas Mulugeta, Katharina Behrens, Nicole Marischka, Godehard Giese, Luissa Hansen
Producers Gabriele Simon, Martin Heisler
Production Company Flare Film
Original Version
 German
Shooting Dates June-July 2019
With backing from BKM, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Salzgeber & Co. Medien

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