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The young Tore seeks a new life in Hamburg among the religious group called The Jesus Freaks. When he by accident meets a family and helps them to repair their car, he believes that a heavenly wonder has helped him. He starts a friendship with the father of the family, Benno. Soon he moves in with them at their garden plot, not knowing what cruelty there is to come. True to his religious belief, he stays with them although the increasing violence by Benno is torturing him. Tore is fighting the torment with his own weapons. A dangerous struggle between libidinous actions and altruism begins.

Katrin Gebbe was born in 1983. She began her film career by shooting short and experimental films at the Academy of Visual Arts and Design (The Netherlands) and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (USA). In 2006 she completed her studies with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications and began a Masters program in Directing at the Hamburg Media School, graduating in 2008. Active as a freelance director for fiction films and commercials, her award-winning films include: the shorts RAIN (2006), KOI (2006), INVITATION (2008), DAFFODILS (2008), DOVES OF PEACE (doc, 2008), SORES & SIRIN (2008), KICK IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL (commercial, 2010), BILDER MIT KATZE (music video, 2011), her feature debut NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN (2013) which premiered in Cannes' Un Certain Regard, and her latest feature PELICAN BLOOD (2019).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Katrin Gebbe
Screenplay Katrin Gebbe
Cinematography Moritz Schultheiss
Cast Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Geršak, Annika Kuhl, Gro Swantje Kolhof, Til Theinert, Daniel Michel
Producer Verena Gräfe-Höft
Production Company Junafilm, in cooperation with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Length 110 min
Format cs, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Cannes 2013 (Un Certain Regard), Karlovy Vary 2013, Guanajuato 2013, Busan 2013, Zurich 2013, Chicago 2013, Philadelphia 2013, Kyiv Molodist 2013 (International Competition), AFI Fest 2013, Camerimage 2013, Black Nights Tallinn 2013, Istanbul 2014, Atlanta 2014, Sao Paulo 2019
Awards Special Mention Guanajuato 2013, Autuers Award AFI Fest 2013, Bavarian Film Award 2013 (Best Newcomer Director)
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Nordmedia

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