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Sara Amerika

Sara Amerika

Sara Amerika tells the story of Sara, Hans, Jo and Stanislav whose lives' paths cross after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1992/93. Sara has come to Berlin for an abortion, Hans is trying in vain to leave Berlin for America, Jo is at home here and Stanislav never actually wanted to come to Berlin.


Roland Suso Richter born in 1961, achieved his breakthrough with his first feature-length film for the cinema, Kolp (1983). Following its screening at Cannes, the film was invited to numerous international film festivals, was nominated for the German Film Award and the Bavarian Film Award, and went on to win the 1986 Youth Video Prize. Sven's Secret (1994) received countless awards including the 1996 Erich Kaestner Prize and the Rocky Award at the Banff Television Festival. Richter enjoyed further cinema success with 14 Days to Life (14 Tage Lebenslaenglich, 1997). In 1997, he directed the TV thriller Buddies. For his outstanding work as director on The Bubi Scholz Story (TV, 1998), he received the Bavarian Television Award. His other films include: After The Truth (Nichts als die Wahrheit, 1999), which was shown in competition at San Sebastian in 1999, as well as A Hand Full of Grass (Eine Hand voll Gras, 2000) and The Tunnel (2001), both of which screened in competition at Montreal.
Category Feature
Director Roland Suso Richter
Screenplay Roland Suso Richter, Tobias Stille
Cinematography Martin Langer
Eva Schnare
Ulrich Reuter
Cast Gregor Toerzs, Thomas Heinze, Oliver Korittke, Dennenesch Zoudé
Producer Roland Suso Richter
Production Company BLACKWOOD CONNECTION/Todtmoos, in co-production with Helkon Media Filmproduktion/Munich
Length 118 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Chicago 99
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg

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