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Scene from "September" (photo © zero film)

After 11 September 2001: They meet casually, more or less by chance, and return to their everyday lives. The eight figures in September come from different worlds, linked together by one thing: they are all at the mercy of their conflicting emotions, their absolute inner turmoil reflected in, at times, unpredictable behavior. The film offers a series of snapshots, not a key to a new way of life. It sheds light on a particular slice of time, the immediacy and synchronicity of events and their impact on individuals. A well-rounded, coherent composition emerges, demonstrating the continuum between the public and the private sphere, and how the incomprehensible shock that hit society filters through into individual lives. The ways in which society's helplessness and the inability to act are manifested in sometimes irrational reactions. The film focuses on a burning topical issue, namely globalization, which has not previously found its way into the cinematic response to the world in this particular form.

Max Faerberboeck produced plays at theaters in Hamburg, Heidelberg, and Cologne before writing and directing several episodes of the TV series Der Fahnder. He then wrote and directed four award-winning TV films (Schlafende Hunde, Einer zahlt immer, Bella Block - Die Kommissarin, and Bella Block - Liebestod) before making his feature film debut with Aimée & Jaguar, which was nominated for the Golden Globe Award 2000. His other films include: Jenseits (2002), September (2003), and A Woman in Berlin (Anonyma – Eine Frau in Berlin, 2008).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2003
Director Max Faerberboeck
Screenplay Max Faerberboeck, John von Dueffel, Sarah Khan, Matthias Pacht, Moritz Rinke, Maria Scheibelhofer
Cinematography Carl-Friedrich Koschnick
Ewa J. Lind
Dario Marianelli
Knut Loewe
Cast Sólveig Arnarsdóttir, Nina Proll, René Ifrah, Moritz Rinke, Stefanie Stappenbeck, Justus von Dohnányi, Catharina Schuchmann, Anja Kling, Joerg Schuettauf
Producers Martin Hagemann, Max Faerberboeck
Production Company nf2, Berlin, in co-production with Distant Dreams Filmproduktion/Berlin, ZDF, CINEPOOL/Munich
Length 115 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Cannes 2003 (Un Certain Regard), Warsaw 2003, Ghent 2003, Rio 2003, Seville 2004, Fantasporto 2005
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM
German Distributor X Verleih

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