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Scene from "The Architect" (photo © Reverse Angle)

The successful Hamburg architect Georg Winter, his wife and their two grown-up children travel to attend Georg’s mother’s funeral in a snowy mountain village where he grew up as a child.

At the funeral the mysterious Hannah and her son Alex suddenly appear. She unearths a truth which drags the family into a vortex of desires and confusion. When a snow avalanche cuts the village off from the outside world, there’s no escape...
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Ina Weisse
Screenplay Daphne Charizani, Ina Weisse
Cinematography Carl-Friedrich Koschnick
Andreas Wodraschke
Annette Focks
Susann Bieling
Cast Sophie Rois, Matthias Schweighöfer, Hilde van Mieghem, Josef Bierbichler, Sandra Hüller
Producer Peter Schwartzkopff
Production Company Reverse Angle Production/Hamburg, in co-production with NDR/Hamburg, Reverse Angle International/Hamburg
Runtime 92 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Hof 2008, Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2009, Rotterdam 2009, Berlin 2009 (German Cinema), Film Festival Turkey/Germany Nurember 2009, Made in Europe Maastricht 2009, European Cinema Lecce 2009, Edinburgh 2009, Cinema Jove Valencia 2009, Open Air Amsterdam 2009, Ghent 2009, Warsaw 2009, Goa 2009
Awards Screenplay Award Saarbruecken 2009, Best Film & Best Leading Actor (Josef Bierbichler) Nuremberg 2009, German Film Award 2009 (Best Supporting Actress: Sophie Rois)
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Cine Tirol
German Distributor Reverse Angle Pictures/Hamburg

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