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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2019

The tropical island Cuba is the main setting for Bettina Blümner's fourth feature film HELLO MY FRIEND after her previous films POOL OF PRINCESSES, BROKEN GLASS PARK and PARCOURS D'AMOUR. The road movie follows three friends Katharina, Judith and Benjamin as they travel to Cuba to search for Judith's brother Vanja, who has disappeared on the island during a research semester studying the legendary manatee. While Katharina seems to be more interested in picking up local men for sexual adventures, a tender love story develops between Benjamin and Judith. But then she attracts the amorous attentions of the salsa dance teacher Ignacio with unforeseen repercussions...
Genre Drama, Love Story / Romance, Road Movie
Category Feature
Director Bettina Blümner
Screenplay Bettina Blümner, Daniel Nocke
Cinematography Dominik Berg
Cast Leonard Scheicher, Victoria Schulz, Maya Unger
Producers Jamila Wenske, Melanie Blocksdorf
Co-Producer Maria Carla del Rio
Production Company Achtung Panda! Media, in co-production with Marinka Filmes
 German, Spanish, English
Shooting Dates November-December 2019, Spring 2020
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM

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