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Lost Wings (Verlorene Fluegel)

Lost Wings
Scene from "Lost Wings"

While eavesdropping on the conversation of two women, fourteen-year-old Benja learns of an old woman who lives in a mysterious villa. He decides to look for her. Following her husband's death, seventy-one-year-old Johanna Haupt just wants to be left alone with her happy memories of the past. She notes down all her daily activities to the last detail as if this diary were the only thing keeping her alive and she tries to categorize all the information from the media concerning the world's affairs according to her perception of their importance. It is 1990 - a year after the "Wende" - Germany's reunification. When the son of the previous owner of the villa appears to have the property valued, he discovers Frau Haupt living there. She was supposed to have moved out. Benja offers to help her and invites her to live with him. He has no idea that they have touched upon a secret which encircles them both.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1999
Director Wolfgang H. Scholz
Screenplay Wolfgang H. Scholz
Cinematography Hans Fischer
Wolfgang H. Scholz
Cast Gudrun Okras, Peter Franke, Roy Helbig
Producer Robert Busch
Production Companies Edgar Reitz Filmproduktion, Koppfilm/Leipzig, Sic! Film Produktions, in co-production with MDR
Runtime 84 min
Format 35 mm, color
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Hof 1999, Karlovy Vary 2000, Vancouver 2000, Milan 2000, Houston 2000
Awards Silver Award Houston 2000
With backing from Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Ministerium fuer Wissenschaft + Kunst Sachsen, Saechsische Landesanstalt fuer privaten Rundfunk und Medien
German Distributor Basis-Film Verleih/Berlin

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