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Kurt and Theo are classmates and best friends. In 1956 they are about to finish school in Stalinstadt, in the GDR. On one of their secret excursions to West Berlin to go to the movies, they see disturbing pictures of an uprising in Hungary in the newsreel Wochenschau. The students are impressed by the young Hungarians, who fight for their freedom and they decide to show their solidarity. In class, they hold a minute’s silence in honor of the victims. Little do they know how much trouble their seemingly harmless act of solidarity will mean for their future…
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2018
Director Lars Kraume
Screenplay Lars Kraume
Cinematography Jens Harant
Cast Leonard Scheicher, Tom Gramenz, Lena Klenke, Jonas Dassler, Ronald Zehrfeld, Florian Lukas, Jördis Triebel, Michael Gwisdek, Burghart Klaußner
Producer Miriam Düssel
Production Company Akzente Film & Fernsehproduktion
Runtime 111 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2018 (Special Gala), CPH PIX 2018, Mill Valley 2018, Gent 2018, Goa 2018, Haugesund 2018, Bengaluru 2019, Luxembourg City FF 2019, Stony Brook FF 2019, Kolkata 2019, Sedona 2020
Awards Bavarian Film Prize 2017 (Best Newcomer Actor: Jonas Dassler), Prix du Jury Scolaire Luxembourg City FF 2019, Audienc Choice Best Feature Stony Brook 2019, Best International Film Sedona 2020
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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