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Scene from "Same Same But Different" (photo © Boje Buck Prod.)

A journey from the heart of darkness to the heart of lightness

It was just one night after the club. It became tender love. And suddenly a matter of survival.

Same Same But Different tells an unusual, modern love story. A young German falls for a Cambodian girl and stays by her side, even though she is HIV positive. Based on the true story of Benjamin Pruefer and Sreykeo Sorvan.
Genre Drama, Love Story / Romance
Category Feature
Year of Production 2009
Director Detlev Buck
Screenplay Ruth Toma
Cinematography Jana Marsik
Dirk Grau
Udo Kramer
Cast Anne Mueller, Jens Harzer, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, David Kross, Wanda Badwal, Stefan Konarske
Producer Claus Boje
Production Company Boje Buck Produktion/Berlin, in co-production with NDR/Hamburg
Runtime 106 min
Format Super 16
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Locarno 2009 (Piazza Grande), Toronto 2009, Berlin 2010 (German Cinema), Shanghai 2010, Giffoni 2010
Awards Variety Piazza Grande Award Locarno 2009, Bavarian Film Prize 2010 (Best Cinematography)
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor Delphi Filmverleih/Berlin

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