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Sugar Orange

Sugar Orange
Lucas Gregorowicz, Sabine Timoteo

A young love in the shadow of an old friendship that was not meant to be love.

Leo is SUGAR, Clemens is ORANGE. Together they are two eleven-year-old boys who are inseparable. More than just playmates, they share a unique bond which seems predestined to last a lifetime. Until powerful emotions come to the fore and a misunderstanding leads to a rift which tears both them and their world apart.

Sixteen years later Leo is still terrified of being abandoned. He survives by forming loose relationships which don’t threaten him. Then one day he meets Lena who turns his feelings upside down. They seem to be made for each other. But Leo shuts himself off from her. He cannot forget the old story with Clemens.

Leo leaves the city. He wants to forget and needs to be for himself. But Clemens haunts him in nightmares and in his sleepless nights he starts longing for Lena. For the first time in years, he has found a new bond of trust with her.

But Lena can’t get hold of him: He keeps running away, he talks in his sleep. Lena does not want to give up. What is it that terrifies him? What is standing between them? What does she mean to him if he cannot trust her? Leo has to make up his mind. After years of silence he needs to see Clemens to exorcise their emotional ghosts.


Andreas Struck was born in Cologne and studied Literature and Acting before directing Molière’s Dom Juan in 1987. He worked on Derek Jarman’s Edward II and Wittgenstein as well as other films, both as script supervisor and assistant director. His first feature film Chill Out (1999) played at festivals around the world, including Berlin, Edinburgh, Toronto, Palm Springs, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney. His other films include: Sugar Orange (2004) and Sleeping Songs (2009).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2004
Director Andreas Struck
Screenplay Andreas Struck
Cinematography Andreas Doub
Philipp Stahl
Erlandas, Johann Sebastian Bach, Maximilian Hecker
Anette Kuhn
Cast Sabine Timoteo, Lucas Gregorowicz, Hyun Wanner, Bruno Cathomas, Kai Michael Mueller, Yury Han, Barnaby Metschurat
Producer Jost Hering
Production Company Jost Hering Filme/Berlin
Length 84 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Festivals Montreal 2004, Oldenburg 2004, Calgary 2004, Gijon 2004
Awards German Independence Award
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film

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