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Unknown Friend (Fremde Freundin)

Unknown Friend

After Ellen has been released from imprisonment, she searches for her former best friend Katrin, whom she hasn't seen for five years. When she finally finds Katrin, her friend distances herself, and even appears to be afraid of her. Gradually, the two of them rebuild their relationship, but the old wounds have only superficially healed. Past events in the house by the lake catch up again on these two so different friends.


Anne Høegh Krohn was born in Oslo in 1966 and studied Philosophy and Cultural History, followed by studies at the German Film & Television Academy (dffb) in Berlin. Unknown Friend (Fremde Freundin, 1999) was her graduation film and first feature-length project. Her other films incldue: Der tastende Blick (1992), Blicke am Ende des Tages (1993), Projekt in der Alstadt von Oslo - The Force Of Power (1994), Membrian (1994), In die andere Richtung (1995), Du riechst gut, wo wohnst du? (1996), Shangri-la (1996), the episode Joscha (1996) from the Boomtown Berlin series, and Die Drehtuer (1996).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1999
Director Anne Høegh Krohn
Screenplay Anne Høegh Krohn
Cinematography Sebastian Edschmid
Uta Schmidt
Bernd Jestram, Ronald Lippok
Cast Karoline Eichhorn, Birol Uenel, Inga Busch
Producers Sigrid Hoerner, Anne Leppin, Martin Walz
Production Companies Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), moneypenny film/Berlin, in co-production with ZDF
Length 83 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Hof 1999

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