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Day Will Come, The (Es kommt der Tag)

Day Will Come, The
Scene from "The Day Will Come" (photo © Wueste Film Ost/Patrick Tauss)

Thirty years after giving her daughter up for adoption in order to join the terrorist underground in Germany, Judith is tracked down by her now adult daughter Alice to a vineyard in the Alsace where she is now living with a new family and a new identity. Alice calls on her mother to give herself up, but Judith doesn’t regret any of her past deeds.


Susanne Schneider studied at the Stuttgart State Academy for Art and Design and at the Academy of Arts Duesseldorf. After a career as a graphic designer she began to write and direct plays for the theater. She received a stipend for Screenwriting classes at the University of Television & Film Munich in 1992. Since then, she has written numerous award-winning screenplays for television and feature films. In 2002, she directed her first feature film from her script In einer Nacht wie dieser, nominated for Best Director at the Munich Film Festival 2003. For the screenplay of her second feature The Day Will Come (Es kommt der Tag, 2009), she won the Thomas Strittmatter Award 2008. Susanne Schneider teaches Screenwriting at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Academy, the Hamburg Media School and the International Film School in Cologne. She is a jury member for the Screenplay Award of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and a member of the German Film Academy.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2009
Director Susanne Schneider
Screenplay Susanne Schneider
Cinematography Jens Harant
Cast Katharina Schüttler, Iris Berben, Jacques Frantz, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Andrée Damant, Jean-Claude Arnaud, Sophie-Charlotte Kaissling-Dopff
Producers Sabine Holtgreve, Stefan Schubert, Ralph Schwingel
Co-Producers Philippe Avril, Hejo Emons, Thomas Tielsch
Production Company Wüste Film Ost/Berlin, in co-production with Unlimited/Strasbourg, Filmtank/Stuttgart, Wüste Film West/Cologne
Length 104 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German, French
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Munich 2009, Toronto 2009, Thessaloniki 2009 (In Competition), Göteborg 2010, Melbourne 2010
Awards Bavarian Film Prize 2010 (Best Newcomer Actress)
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg, German Federal Film Fund, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Région Alsace, Communauté Urbain de Strasbourg

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