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Scene from "Impurity" (photo © MovieBrats/NAD Production/XiaoSu Han)

Impurity is a tragicomic story about three people who have to learn that in life there is no such thing as a dead-end.

Lars, a successful ad designer from Berlin, is fed up with his life. He burns all his bridges and sets out on a journey without telling anyone. His escape leads him to the venue of his childhood, a small town he left some fifteen years ago, never looking back. It's this sleepy place where he meets Peter, former classmate turned country singer who hangs on to memories of more successful times and refuses to realize that his career plans have failed a long time ago. But in Lars, Peter believes to have found just the right person to help him boost his music career. Lars, however, shows more interest in Claudia, his secret school crush, who has been stuck in the small town for years. Being a single mother, she struggles with an underpaid job while her boss Andreas dreams of hitting the jackpot with his town marketing project.

Thanks to Claudia, Lars slowly begins to take to the rural idyll. When Peter invites both of them to a local karaoke bar, Lars and Claudia are getting closer. But Lars can’t keep deceiving himself forever without realizing that he might hang on to an illusion - just like Peter does.
Genre Drama, Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2010
Director Alex Weimer
Screenplay Alex Weimer
Cinematography XiaoSu Han
Alex Weimer, Veronika Hettich
Adrian Sieber
Milena Rutschmann
Cast Stephanie C. Koetz, Matthias Dittmer, Stephan A. Tölle, Brigitte Zeh, Daniel Frantisek Kamen, Andreas Anke
Producers Esther Friedrich, Matthias Gehret, Christian Heßdörfer
Production Company MovieBrats Films & Animation/Berlin, in co-production with NAD Productions/Würzburg
Runtime 93 min
Format HDCAM, color, 1:1.78
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR

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