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Oskar And Leni (Oskar und Leni)

Oskar And Leni

Oskar, who was an Olympic swimming champion in Munich in 1972, had made headlines for over fourteen years as the most wanted jewellery thief in Europe until he finally got a bullet in the head in 1987 during a robbery and was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. After nine years he is released on parole due to diminished responsibility and good behaviour. In the underground, he comes across Leni, assembly line worker in a cake factory, occasional prostitute and cabaret artiste. They look into each other's eyes and that's it. While Leni does everything to see him again, Oskar escapes into the anonymity of the big city. But the power of love is too strong: Oskar and Leni's dreams interconnect: they come together and cannot leave each other alone. While Leni's quest becomes ever more desperate and hopeless, Oskar is gripped by the longing for love and doubts about his escape. By chance, he sees Leni again and now it's him who's following her...
Category Feature
Director Petra K. Wagner
Screenplay Petra K. Wagner
Cinematography Peter Polsak
Erik Stappenbeck
Simon Jeffes
Cast Christian Redl, Anna Thalbach, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Reiner Heise, Nadja Engel
Producers Erik Stappenbeck, Joerg Wagner
Production Company INDIGO-Film/Berlin, in co-production with ZDF
Runtime 90 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
Subtitled Versions English, Spanish
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin Prix Europa 98: Special Mention, Rotterdam 99, Goeteborg 99, Saarbruecken 99, Berlin 99: German Films
German Distributor Basis-Film Verleih/Berlin

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