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My First Miracle (Mein erstes Wunder)

My First Miracle
Henriette Confurius (photo © Jost Hering Film)

During holidays on the North Sea coast, Dole meets Hermann and they become very close friends. But this is no ordinary friendship. Dole is eleven years old and Hermann is more than thirty years her senior, married, with children.

Back home, both live near Mannheim, they see each other quite often. One day though, Dole's mother decides to move to France, but Dole has her own ideas. A short while later Hermann answers a knock at the door to find Dole standing on his front step - she's decided to run away with him Ð and he goes with her. Pursued by Dole's mother and Hermann's wife, their journey becomes a wild goose chase and brings them full circle, ending where it all began, at the coast. But since their first encounter, a few things have changed: Dole has grown up, Hermann hasn't.
Genre Drama, Coming-of-Age Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director Anne Wild
Screenplay Anne Wild
Cinematography Wojciech Szepel
Dagmar Lichius
Maurus Ronner
Martina Bruenner
Cast Leonard Lansink, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Juliane Köhler, Henriette Confurius
Producer Jost Hering
Production Company Jost Hering Filme/Berlin
Length 90 min
Format Super 16
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, French, Italian
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Festivals Munich 2002, Montreal 2002 (in competition), Quebec City 2002, Ghent 2002, Pusan 2002, Filmfest FILMZ 2002, Ophuels-Festival Saarbruecken 2003 (in competition)
Awards Max-Ophuels Award 2003
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Filmfoerderung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
German Distributor Nighthawks Pictures GmbH & Co. KG/Berlin

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