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Three Days in April (Drei Tage im April)

Three Days in April

April 1945. Chaos and involuntary funny ways of the last days of the war in a Swabian village. A craving for life and fear of the future. How will it go on? And will it go on at all? But then, over- night, a train arrives at the small station and brings horror that nobody was prepared for. Three cattle waggons with wretched figures are uncoupled. The dying stay on the tracks for three days, strangers who nobody seems to be responsible for. Strangely enough, life goes on. Everybody has their own problems. Only for the young girl Anna nothing will be as it was, in particular, her home will never be the same again.
Category Feature
Director Oliver Storz
Screenplay Oliver Storz
Cinematography Hans Grimmelmann
Juergen Lenz
Werner Fischoetter, Markus Schmitt
Cast Karoline Eichhorn, Dieter Eppler, April Hailer, Sepp Schauer, Walter Schultheiß, Reinhold Ohngemach, Eva Michel
Producers Dietger Bansberg, Stefanie Gros
Production Company SDR/Stuttgart, in co-production with ARTE, ORF/Vienna
Runtime 103 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions French
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Optical
Festivals Schwerin 95, Bayerischer Filmpreis: Spezialpreis, Prix Europa: Spezialpreis, Prix Italia, Grimme-Preis, Berlin 95: German Films
German Distributor Arsenal Film Verleih/Tübingen

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