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NewFoundLand (NeuFundLand)

NewFoundLand
Anna Loos, Jochen Nickel (photo © Marion Kainz)

You cannot escape the past. But how can you open up to the new, without letting go of the old?

After his wife suddenly dies, the mechanic Robert tries to start a new life. He invests all of his savings in coin-automated telescopes that he plans to set up all over the east of Germany. Robert knows: there is always more than meets the eye.

Once in the east, Robert meets Christiane, who shares an amazing resemblance with his deceased wife. He feels drawn to her, but is irritated by the fact that she is indeed a different person, and thus keeps his feelings to himself.

Christiane too is a wandering spirit, traveling all around repairing photo booths. She has a secret plan, namely to get back something that was stolen from her after the Wall came down, and she thinks that Robert can help her. A close relationship develops between them, but due to their different backgrounds and experiences, they keep running into misunderstandings. Then, in one of the most inopportune and dangerous moments, Christiane discovers Robert's secret. Now, everything is on the line for the both of them.


Georg Maas was born in 1960 in Aachen. He studied at the German Film & Television Academy (dffb) in Berlin, followed by workshops with István Szabó, Tilda Swinton, Krzysztof Kieslowski, and Wojciech Marczewski. His films include: the trilogy of shorts LEAD A NORMAL LIFE, 10 ¾ INCH and HERE COMES THE SUN (1986-1988), the documentaries THE OTHER UNIVERSE OF KLAUS BEYER (1994), ESCAPED (1995), PATHFINDERS (1998), THE REAL WORLD OF PETER GABRIEL (2009), THE BUDDHA WALLA (2010), and the features BREATHLESSNESS (1991), NEWFOUNDLAND (2003), and TWO LIVES (2012).
Genre Drama, Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2002
Director Georg Maas
Screenplay Christoph Toelle, Georg Maas
Cinematography Sophie Maintigneux
Monika Schindler
Anina Diener
Cast Jochen Nickel, Anna Loos, Axel Prahl
Producer Dieter Zeppenfeld
Production Company Zinnober Film/Aachen
Length 92 min
Format Super 16, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Cairo 2003, Hollywood 2003, Sao Paulo 2003, Mannheim-Heidelberg 2003, Braunschweig 2003, Mainz 2003
Awards Geneveva Europe Grand Prize 2003 for Best Screenplay
With backing from Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor Zephir Filmverleih/Duesseldorf

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