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My Sweet Home

My Sweet Home

A collection of tragicomical stories which take place during the failed "Polterabend" (the German traditional party on the night before a wedding) of an American exile and a German woman. Stories about people who have lost their aim in life: what they have, they don't want, and what they want, they'll probably never get. Realizing the absurdity of this trap, they celebrate their misfortune, at least for one night.

My Sweet Home is about the search for a foothold in life, a solid ground to walk on, a place to call home.


Filippos Tsitos was born in Athens/Greece in 1966. He studied Marketing in Athens and worked at the same time as a photographer, director's assistant, editor for music documentaries and producer for a radio program. Since 1991, he has been living in Berlin, where he studied Film Directing at the German Film & Television Academy (dffb) under Nikita Michalkow, Dominik Graf, Jirí Menzel, Peter Lilienthal, Don Bohlinger, Dick Ross and Richard Leacock. His films include: the shorts Prélude (1992), Der Hut meines Vaters (1993), Parlez-moi d'amour, Komm' gleich wieder (1995), Charleston (1996), Zeit fliegt (1996), Griechische Spezialitaeten (1998), and My Sweet Home (2000).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Filippos Tsitos
Screenplay Filippos Tsitos
Cinematography Hanno Lentz
Petar Markovic, Nebojsa Stanojevic
Dr. Nelle Karajilic, Dejan Sparavalo
Peter Weber
Cast Nadja Uhl, Harvey Friedman, Mario Mentrup, Monika Hansen, Michael Schweighöfer, Neil D\'Souza
Producers Thanassis Karathanos, Renée Gundelach
Production Company Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion/Berlin, in co-production with Pandora Film Produktion, Ideefixe Productions/Athens, in cooperation with ZDF, ARTE, Hellenic Broadcasting Company (ERT)/Athens
Length 83 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German/English
Subtitled Versions English, Italian
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Festivals Berlin 2001 (in competition), Troia 2001, Midnight Sun Film Festival Finland 2001, Moscow 2001, St. Petersburg 2001, Tbilisi 2001, Sao Paulo 2001, Thessaloniki 2001, Thessaloniki 2006
With backing from Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Eurimages, Greek Film Center
German Distributor Neue Pegasos Film/Frankfurt

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