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1976, the height of summer. A heat wave. Everybody is sweating. The wasps are even more aggressive than usual. In the midst of it all, a German family who are spending the dog days in their communal garden – just as they always do. Yet the passing of their overbearing matriarch Sophie reveals fine cracks in the family’s relationships while subtly changing how they interact. While the adults argue about the sale of the property, the children are free to roam the garden and the neighborhood. Suddenly the news of the disappearance of a little girl disrupts the placid summer idyll…
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Sonja Maria Kröner
Screenplay Sonja Maria Kröner
Cinematography Julia Daschner
Cast Thomas Loibl, Laura Tonke, Ursula Werner, Günther Maria Halmer, Christine Schorn, Inge Maux, Mavie Hörbiger, Emilia Pieske
Producers Philipp Worm, Tobias Walker
Production Company Walker+Worm Film, in co-production with WDR, BR
Runtime 97 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Munich 2017, Toronto 2017, Sao Paulo 2017, Thessaloniki 2017, ZINEBI – International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao 2017, Black Nights Tallinn 2017, Göteborg 2018, Miami 2018, Havana 2018
Awards Best Production & Best Direction Munich 2017, Bavarian Film Prize 2017 (Best Screenplay)
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, BKM, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film

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