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THREE QUARTER MOON (DREIVIERTELMOND)

THREE QUARTER MOON
Scene from THREE QUARTER MOON (photo © die film gmbh/Kerstin Stelter)

The world of grumpy taxi-driver Hartmut Mackowiak comes crashing down when he finds out his wife is leaving him after 30 years. Suddenly, he has to rethink his whole life – making him even more of a cranky loner. That is, until the day he gets six-year-old Hayat and her mother as a fare in his taxi. While her mother has to go back to Istanbul for a few weeks, Hayat is supposed to stay in Germany with her grandma. But then Hayat's grandma falls into a coma. Although Hartmut initially doesn’t want to have anything to do with the precocious little Turkish girl, he gradually succumbs to Hayat’s stubborn charm and decides to help her. Little does he suspect it may also be a case of the little girl helping the big grouch to learn to enjoy life again…


Christian Zübert was born in 1973 in Würzburg and studied German Philology before he became a scriptwriter and director. His films as a director include: LAMMBOCK - SHIT HAPPENS (2001), THE TREASURE OF THE WHITE FALCONS (2005), HARDCOVER (2008), THREE QUARTER MOON (2011), TOUR DE FORCE (2014); and ONE BREATH (2015). He has also (co-)written the scripts for the films FANDANGO, GIRLS ON TOP, COMPLETE IDIOT, RED ZORA, and VICKY AND THE TREASURE OF THE GODS, among others.
Genre Comedy, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Director Christian Zübert
Screenplay Christian Zübert
Cinematography Jana Marsik
Cast Elmar Wepper, Mercan Türkoglu, Marie Leuenberger, Katja Rupé, Ivan Anderson, Siegfried Terpoorten
Producers Robert Marciniak, Uli Aselmann
Production Company die film gmbh/Munich, in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE
Length 91 min
Format 35 mm, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Dubai 2011, Palm Springs 2012, Seattle 2012, Sao Paulo 2012
Awards Bavaria Film Prize 2011 Best Screenplay
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Majestic Filmverleih

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