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A businessman and a begger meet daily on the street. the businessman gives the beggar some small change each day. The beggar begins washing the businessman's car in return. The businessman wants to tell the beggar that it is not necessary, but he cannot bring himself to say that. In the end, the businessman realizes that not only does the beggar need him, but he needs the beggar.

Marc-Andreas Bochert born in 1971, studied at the "Konrad Wolf" Academy for Film & Television (HFF/B) in Potsdam-Babelsberg from 1992-99. Since 1996, he has realised a series of shorts. Small Change won the Student Academy Award and was nominated for the Oscar for Best Short Film in 2000. His first feature film Weihnachten is due to be finished in winter 2002.
Category Short
Year of Production 1998
Director Marc-Andreas Bochert
Cast Frank Lienert-Mondanelli, Rolf Fahrenkrog-Petersen
Producer Gabriele Lins
Production Company Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Length 15 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Festivals Worldwide Short Film Festival Toronto 2006, Go Short Nijmegen 2017
Awards Student Academy Award® 2000

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