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The happy gay couple David (38) and Khaled (29) would love to marry publicly – if there weren't Khaled's Arab family, David's pseudo-orthodox Jewish mother and an unexpected pregnancy. Misunderstandings, outing fears, a possible paternity and an art gallery insolvency are driving these contradictory families into an emotional chaos and beyond their borders.

Hanno Olderdissen was born in 1976. After being a show jumper, working as a male nurse at a mental hospital and studying Sociology he finally made it into the film industry. From 2000-2004 he gained experience in cinema and commercials as a dolly grip, location manager and 1st AD, and started directing his own shorts. From 2004-2007 he studied Directing at the ifs international film school in Cologne, graduating with the award-winning short ROBIN. In 2008 he began working with fellow director Markus Sehr, directing commercials and virals. Also active as a screenwriter, his other films include: TAME AS A LAMB (short, 2004), CROSSCOUNTRY (short, 2006), COMFORT ZONE (short, 2006), and his feature debut FAMILY COMMITMENTS (2015).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2015
Director Hanno Olderdissen
Screenplay Lucas Banuscha, Michael Comtesse
Cinematography Carol Burandt von Kameke
Cast Max von Pufendorf, Omar El-Saeidi, Maren Kroymann, Ramin Yazdani, Franziska Brandmeier
Producers Knut Jäger, Sebastian Weyland
Production Company Heimathafen Film & Media
Length 85 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Hamburg 2015, Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrucken 2016, Boston LGBT Festival 2016
With backing from BKM

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