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Kurt and Theo are classmates and best friends. In 1956 they are about to finish school in Stalinstadt, in the GDR. On one of their secret excursions to West Berlin to go to the movies, they see disturbing pictures of an uprising in Hungary in the newsreel Wochenschau. The students are impressed by the young Hungarians, who fight for their freedom and they decide to show their solidarity. In class, they hold a minute’s silence in honor of the victims. Little do they know how much trouble their seemingly harmless act of solidarity will mean for their future…

Lars Kraume was born in Chieri/Italy in 1973 and grew up in Frankfurt am Main. He worked as a freelance photographer before enrolling at the German Film & Television Academy in Berlin (dffb) in 1994. Since then he works as a director, script author and producer. In addition to numerous episodes of the TATORT series, his films include: DUNCKEL (1998), DER MÖRDER MEINER MÜTTER (TV, 1999), VIKTOR VOGEL - COMMERCIAL MAN (2001), KISMET (2002), NO SONGS OF LOVE (2005), DER ELEFANT (TV series, 2005), GUTEN MORGEN HERR GROTHE (TV, 2007), THE DAYS TO COME (2010), MEINE SCHWESTERN (2011), FAMILIENFEST (2015), THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER (2015), THE VERDICT (TV, 2016), and THE SILENT REVOLUTION (2018).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2018
Director Lars Kraume
Screenplay Lars Kraume
Cinematography Jens Harant
Cast Leonard Scheicher, Tom Gramenz, Lena Klenke, Jonas Dassler, Ronald Zehrfeld, Florian Lukas, Jördis Triebel, Michael Gwisdek, Burghart Klaußner
Producer Miriam Düssel
Production Company Akzente Film
Length 111 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2018 (Special Gala), CPH PIX 2018, Mill Valley 2018, Gent 2018, Goa 2018, Haugesund 2018, Bengaluru 2019, Luxembourg City FF 2019, Stony Brook FF 2019
Awards Bavarian Film Prize 2017 (Best Newcomer Actor: Jonas Dassler), Prix du Jury Scolaire Luxembourg City FF 2019, Audienc Choice Best Feature Stony Brook 2019
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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