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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 01/2019

Adapted from Louise Erdrich's US-bestseller of friendship and great love against the background of German emigration to the US in the early 20th century, this is the story of WWI veteran Fidelis Waldvogel, who emigrates to Argus, North Dakota to establish an existence and provide for Eva, the pregnant fiancée of a fallen friend. Here, he meets the performing artiste Delphine and her alcoholic father Robert, a clown. Delphine finds work with the Lakota Indian Cyprian in a traveling circus while Fidelis opens his own butcher's shop in Argus, and, as a way of dealing with his homesickness, founds a German singing club. When Eva arrives with her child she quickly forms a close friendship with Delphine. But then their happiness is put to the test.
Genre Drama
Category Mini-Series
Director Uli Edel
Screenplay Doris Dörrie, Ruth Stadler
Cast Jonas Nay, Aylin Tezel, Leonie Benesch, Sylvester Groth, Vladimir Korneev, Therese Hämer, Claudia Kottal
Producers Oliver Berben, Sarah Kirkegaard, Karsten Rühle
Co-Producers Sascha Schwingel, Carolin Haasis, Margret Schepers
Production Companies MOOVIE, Constantin Film Produktion, in co-production with ARD Degeto, SWR
 German, English

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