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Scene from "Polar" (photo © KHM)

Luis travels up into the mountains to see his father again for the first time in years. In an isolated holiday house, he unexpectedly meets the new family his father has been keeping from him. Pulled between the opposing forces of anger, incomprehension and the desire for intimacy, Luis tries to break through his father's reserve, finally provoking a conflict.
Genre Drama, Coming-of-Age Story
Category Short
Year of Production 2008
Director Michael Koch
Screenplay Juliane Grossheim, Michael Koch
Cinematography Bernhard Keller
Stefan Stabenow
Knut Jensen, Huck Finn
Valerie Hess, Christiane Blattmann
Cast Maximilian Brauer, André M. Hennicke, Maria Kwiatkowsky, Ajvan Yesildeniz, Hansjuerg Mueller
Producer Elena von Saucken
Production Company Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM), in co-production with KINOMATON MUENCHEN/Munich, Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion/Zurich, SRF/Zurich
Runtime 29 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Festivals Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2008, Berlin 2009 (Perspectives German Cinema), Clermont-Ferrand 2009, Warsaw 2009, Molodist Kiev 2009
Awards Best Swiss Film Winterthur 2008, German Short Film Award 2009
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, Zuercher Filmstiftung, Fachausschuss Basel-Stadt, Migros Kulturprozent, Futurum Stiftung Basel

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