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Jan, Rudi and Kati have been friends for many years and work together in Rudi's pub in a small German town. When Rudi follows Rosa, the lady of his dreams, to Spain, Jan takes over Rudi's pub and Kati agrees to be his partner. They redecorate the place and Kati falls in love with Jan. When the couple is about to reopen for business, the bailiff turns up. Rudi forgot to mention the pile of debt he left behind. Kati turns away from Jan and contemplates giving up and going back to Finland, but Jan decides to stay. He can postpone disaster for three days, resolving to settle Rudi’s debt, for that seems to be the only way he can get back his restaurant and Kati's heart.

The paths of those three and the Hungarian Lázló, the Spanish Ana and the Cuban Rosa cross on the dusty plains of Andalusia and their lives take a new turn.

PLAYA DEL FUTURO’s message is one that appeals instantly to audiences: happiness is not bound by age or nationality and sometimes it lies well off the beaten track.
Genre Drama, Tragicomedy, Road Movie
Category Feature
Year of Production 2005
Director Peter Lichtefeld
Screenplay Peter Lichtefeld
Cinematography Stefan Wachner
Bernd Euscher
Cast Hilmi Sözer, Nina Petri, Peter Lohmeyer, Kati Outinen, Outi Maeenpaeae
Producer Joern Rettig
Production Company BOSKO BIATI Film/Berlin, in co-production with Starhaus Filmproduktion/Munich, EuroArts/Berlin
Length 91 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Shanghai 2005 (In Competition), Bangkok 2005
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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