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ONE DAY IN EUROPE (photo © monneypenny/Nadja Klier)

Four stories that take place in different cities on the day of the Champions League Final Match between Galatasaray Istanbul und Deportivo La Coruña in Moscow.

"West Meets East": Moscow. An elderly Russian woman comes to the aid of a young English woman who's been robbed. They go to the police to report the robbery, but the policemen are busy keeping rivaling football fans from attacking one another. 1:0 for Depor.

"Germans in the Orient": Istanbul. To get insurance money, a young German backpacker pretends he's been robbed. At the police station, everything runs according to plan... until he becomes acquainted with the methods of the Turkish police. Galatasaray shoots a goal and ties the score.

"The Pilgrim and the Native": Santiago de Compostela. A Hungarian history professor on a pilgrimage is robbed of his camera. He asks a policeman for help, but the man is much more interested in how people talk in Hungary - is it similar to Finnish? More important, it's time for Siesta. The teams are tied.

"Exception culturelle": Berlin. Two French street artists who are continually broke decide to report their luggage as stolen to get the insurance money. The German police are very helpful, but unfortunately not very naive...The teams are tied, it comes down to a penalty shootout.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2004
Director Hannes Stoehr
Screenplay Hannes Stoehr
Cinematography Florian Hoffmeister
Anne Fabini
Florian Appl
Andreas "Ebbi" Olshausen
Cast Miguel de Lira, Boris Arquier, Megan Gay, Luidmila Tsvetkova, Florian Lukas, Peter Scherer, Erdal Yildiz, Rachida Brakni
Producers Sigrid Hoerner, Anne Leppin
Production Company moneypenny film/Berlin, in co-production with Filmanova/La Coruna
Runtime 100 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Berlin 2005 (In Competition), Nuremberg 2005 (In Competition), Istanbul 2005, European FF Warsaw 2005, Shanghai 2005, Moscow 2005, Alba Regia/Hungary 2005, Cinema Jove Valencia 2005 (In Competition), Brussels European FF 2005 (European Competition), Palic/Serbia 2005 (In Competition), Montreal World 2005, Manaki Brothers FF Macedonia 2005 (In Competition), Vancouver 2005, Pusan 2005, Haifa 2005, Hamptons 2005 (In Competition), Hawaii 2005, Sao Paulo 2005, Damascus 2005 (In Competition), Havana 2005, Rio 2005, Kiev 2005, Hong Kong 2006, Philadelphia 2006, Cleveland 2006, Berkshire 2006, Plus Cameraimage 2011
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, Eurimages, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Xunta de Galicia, ICAA
German Distributor Piffl Medien

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