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En Route (Unterwegs)

En Route
Annabelle Lachatte, Martin Kiefer, Florian Panzner (photo © Bernadette Paassen)

Three young people are spending their holidays on a camping ground in Brandenburg, south of Berlin. Sandra, a young single mother, with her daughter Jule. Benni, seriously in love with Sandra. And, Marco, hidden behind his sunglasses, colorful, smiling, but also unpredictable, and apparently with nothing much to lose.

After a few days (and a few fights), they all find confidence in each other. When Marco gets in trouble, they decide to leave the camping ground and travel further to the Polish Baltic Coast.

Step by step, new desires begin to reveal themselves. For some time a strange little family comes into being, in which each one finds what he is looking for. Discoveries and difficulties, funny moments and challenges follow their steps.

Jan Krueger was born in 1973 in Aachen. After studies in Electronics, Physics and Social Studies from 1992-1996, he enrolled in the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) to study Film and Television. Since 1998, he has been working as an author and director for an advertising agency and the public broadcaster WDR. His films include: In den Kreis des Lichts (documentary, 1997), the music video to Udo Lindenberg's Verfuehrung von Engeln (1999), and the shorts Hochzeitsvorbereitungen (2000), The Whiz Kids (Freunde, 2001) which received the Silver Lion and the Prix UIP in Venice for Best Short, First Prize at Short Cuts Cologne, and the Prix Canal+ at Angers in 2002, and his feature debut En Route (Unterwegs, 2004).
Genre Drama

Year of Production 2004
Director Jan Krueger
Screenplay Jan Krueger
Cinematography Bernadette Paassen
Natali Barrey
Max Mueller
Beatrice Schultz
Cast Anabelle Lachatte, Florian Panzner, Lena Beyerling, Martin Kiefer
Producers Michael Weber, Florian Koerner von Gustorf
Production Company Schramm Film Koerner & Weber/Berlin, in cooperation with Tempus Film/Lodz
Length 80 min
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Rotterdam 2004 (In Competition), Berlin 2004 (Perspectives German Cinema), Buenos Aires 2004, Pusan 2004
Awards Tiger Award Rotterdam 2004

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