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June Moon (Junimond)

June Moon
Oliver Mommsen, Willi Hagemeier (photo © Road Movies Filmproduktion/Sibylle Anneck)

June Moon tells the tragic-romantic story of Paul und Nele, two loners who rediscover a lost faith in the power of love. The two of them have nothing to lose and risk everything...

Fleeing from his past and traumatic memories of his deployment as a KFOR soldier in Kosovo, Paul moves from Berlin to the small town of Paderborn. One day from the kitchen window, he notices and observes his neighbor, Nele.

Gradually, something like trust and friendship develops between the two and they begin to open up to each other more and more. But a relationship is out of the question for both of them as they believe that the beginning of a love affair is always the beginning of a painful ending.

It is only when Paul is diagnosed with a terminal illness that the two at last admit to their feelings for one another.

Hanno Hackfort was born in 1970 in Paderborn. During his schooling, he was a theater actor and received numerous awards. He had first directing experience with children's plays. He then studied at the Kaskeline Film Academy, graduating with the short An die Parzen (1992). He has also worked as an assistant sound engineer and is one of the founding members of Affect Film. His other films include: the shorts Schonzeit (1991), Narrenfreiheit´ (1993), Euracom (1995), Mannesman (1997), Ausverkauft (1998), Zwei fremde Augen (1999), and his feature debut June Moon (Junimond, 2002).
Genre Drama, Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2002
Director Hanno Hackfort
Screenplay Hanno Hackfort
Cinematography Frank Grunert
Achim Seidel
Paul Wuthe, JMPaula
Utta Hagen, Irene Piel
Cast Laura Tonke, Stephan Kampwirth, Oliver Mommsen
Producers Ulrich Felsberg, Ute Schneider, Wim Wenders
Production Company Road Movies Filmproduktion/Berlin, in cooperation with WDR
Length 92 min
Original Version
Subtitled Version English (DigiBeta only)
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Hof 2002
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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