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SIN & ILLY STILL ALIVE

SIN & ILLY STILL ALIVE
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The drug-addict Sin tries once again to get clean from heroin and wants to escape from the cold, gray city of Frankfurt to a Greek island. She gets the money for the flights by selling blank prescriptions which she stole from her father's doctor's office. Sin breaks up with her boyfriend Leon and tries to convince her friend, the young prostitute Illy, to go with her. However, the two girls don't get very far. Looking for Illy's passport, they get stranded at a permanent campsite near the Frankfurt airport. All of the miseries of addiction and hopelessness are revealed in Illy's mother's caravan.

The film shows a realistic, unsparing look at the endless cycle of drugs, alcohol and drug-related crime. Sin tries to escape this vicious cycle but can only manage it by consistently burning all bridges behind herself.


Maria Hengge was born in 1970 in Chicago and grew up in Munich. She finished studies in Acting in 1998 at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna and was a member of the ensemble at the Burgtheater until 2005. She also studied Dramaturgy at the Film University Babelsberg. Her first short film THE LAST BUS (2008) screened at over 30 international film festivals. SIN & ILLY STILL ALIVE is her feature debut.
Genre Coming-of-Age Story, Drama, Road Movie
Category Feature
Year of Production 2015
Director Maria Hengge
Screenplay Maria Hengge
Cinematography Peter Roehsler
Cast Ceci Chuh, Cosima Ciupek, Ullrich Fassnacht, Burak Yigit, Pascale Schiller, Angela Winkler
Producers Maria Hengge, Peter Roehsler
Production Companies abadon production, nanookfilm
Length 71 min
Format Blu-ray, DCP, DVD, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, Spanish, Italian
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt 2015, Int. Film Awards Berlin 2015, Achtung Berlin 2015, Neiße Film Festival 2015, Montreal 2015, Salento 2015, Balinale 2015, Montelupo 2015, Festival de Cine de Bogotá 2015, Biberacher Filmfestspiele 2015, Bahamas International Film Festival 2015, Dhaka 2015, Snowdance 2016
Awards White Bembel Award Best Feature Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt 2015, Best Actress (Ceci Chuh) Int. Film Awards Berlin 2015, Best Director Montelupo 2015
With backing from Hessische Filmförderung, BKA Österreich, Stadt Wien Kultur, Crowdfunding

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