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For Ever and Ever

For Ever and Ever

Five-year-old Maria who lives a carefree life with her foster parents Susanne and Tobias Eggers until the day when her natural mother Melanie suddenly appears on the scene to entice the child away. A harrowing tug of love drama begins, later ending with tragic consequences.


Hark Bohm was born in 1939 in Hamburg and studied Law in Berlin, Lausanne and Hamburg. Following his state exam, he worked as a legal assistant for lawyer and film director Norbert Kueckelmann. He acquired further experience working for Volker Schloendorff, Alexander Kluge and Rudolf Thomé. In 1970, he directed his first short film Wie starb Roland S? and two years later, his first feature Tschetan der Indianerjunge. Following this, he directed numerous award-winning theatrical and television films. Hark Bohm was a founding member of the Filmverlag der Autoren and the Hamburg Film Office. His other films include: The North Sea Is Muderous (Nordsee ist Mordsee, 1975), Moritz, Dear Moritz (Moritz, lieber Moritz, 1978), The Little State Prosecutor (Der kleine Staatsanwalt 1987), Yasemin (1988), Crossing Borders (Herzlich Willkommen, 1990), For Ever and Ever (Fuer immer und immer, 1997) and Vera Bruehne (TV, 2001).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1997
Director Hark Bohm
Screenplay Hark Bohm
Cinematography Arthur Reinhart
Margarethe Rose
Marcel Barsotti
Cast Jeanette Arndt, Johanna ter Steege, Heinz Hoenig, Lili Bohm
Producers Dschingis Bowakow, Natalia Bowakow
Production Companies WDR, Road Movies Filmproduktion/Berlin, Hamburger Kino Kompanie/Hamburg, Impuls-Film/Hannover
Length 87 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version French
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, BMI
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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