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Grave Decisions (Wer frueher stirbt ist laenger tot)

Grave Decisions
Scene from "Grave Decisions" (photo © Roxy Film)

You can never be too young to be a murderer, thinks 11-year-old Sebastian, who's convinced that he killed his mother at the age of 0. The proof is on her tombstone: she died the day he was born! Though his father Lorenz tries to calm him, Sebastian is terrified by the thought of spending years in purgatory. Hoping to knock off a few years by doing good deeds, he sets out to find a wife for his dad. The heavens must be listening, since Lorenz and Sebastian's teacher Veronika both fall madly in love with each other. The only problem is: Veronika is married. But since Sebastian already killed his mother, surely it'll be easy to kill a stranger...
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Screenplay Marcus H. Rosenmüller, Christian Lerch
Cinematography Stefan Biebl
Susanne Hartmann, Anja Pohl
Gerd Baumann
Michael Koening
Cast Fritz Karl, Jürgen Tonkel, Jule Ronstedt, Markus Krojer, Saskia Vester, Maximilian Brückner
Producers Annie Brunner, Andreas Richter, Ursula Woerner
Production Company Roxy Film/Munich, in co-production with BR
Runtime 102 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Munich 2006, Schlingel Chemnitz 2006, Luenen 2006, Baden-Baden 2006 (In Competition), Berlin 2007 (German Cinema), New York International Children’s Film Festival 2007, Philadelphia 2007, Seattle 2007, Havana 2007, Berlin & Beyond San Francisco 2007
Awards Young German Cinema Award Munich 2006 (Best Direction), Bavarian Film Awards 2006 (Best Up-and-Coming Director, Producers' Prize), German Film Award 2007 (Best Film/Silver, Best Director, Best Score, Best Screenplay), Audience Award NEFF 2007
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, BKM, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film
German Distributor Movienet Film/Munich

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