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FREE COUNTRY (FREIES LAND)

FREE COUNTRY
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Two cops investigate the disappearance of two teen sisters in a remote town, where it seems like everyone has something to hide – including the bodies…

In the Fall of 1992, police inspectors Patrick and Markus are sent off to a remote corner of the country to examine the disappearance of two teen sisters, 15 and 16. Did the two pretty girls just run away from their hick town, or did something more sinister happen to them? In this remote part of the country, the effects of the East German regime still muddy the waters. No one saw anything, the inspectors are greeted by iron silence. A photo negative showing the two girls naked and tied up in a hunting lodge seems to indicate a sex crime has been committed. The terrible suspicion is tragically confirmed when the girls’ dead bodies are found, raped and brutally murdered. While the relatives of other young women who have been missing for years come forward, the iron silence toward the cops turns into open hostility. Who has what to hide and why? When the detectives start to unravel the mystery, they soon wind up in danger themselves...
Genre Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2019
Director Christian Alvart
Screenplay Christian Alvart, Sigi Kamml
Cinematography Christian Alvart
Cast Trystan Pütter, Felix Kramer, Nora von Waldstätten
Producers Christian Alvart, Sigi Kamml, Timm Oberwelland
Co-Producer Jonathan Saubach
Production Company Syrreal Entertainment/Berlin, in co-production with TELEPOOL/Munich, BASIS BERLIN Filmproduktion, ZDF
Length 127 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Arras 2019, Cleveland 2020
With backing from German Federal Film Fund

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