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9-year-old Roman follows his mother Oksana, who left to work illegally in Germany. There she lives with Gert, a 62-year-old German widower who suffers from diabetes. Gert tries to make friends with the boy, but Roman struggles for his mother’s attention. Suddenly Oksana becomes ill, and Roman is left alone with his rival. Surprisingly Gert turns out to be a good playmate until he dies from a stroke. Roman is now trapped in a remote place, along with a corpse.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2020
Director Marcus Lenz
Screenplay Marcus Lenz, Lars Hubrich
Cinematography Frank Amann
Cast Yelizar Nazarenko, Udo Samel, Maria Bruni
Producers Gunter Hanfgarn, Andrea Ufer
Production Company HANFGARN & UFER Filmproduktion, in co-production with Wildfilms
Runtime 96 min
Format 1:1.85, DCP
 German, Ukrainian
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Busan International Film Festival 2020, AFI Fest 2020, Cleveland International Film Festival 2021
With backing from BKM, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Nordmedia
World Sales Daniela Cölle,
Pluto Film Distribution Network GmbH
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10437 Berlin/Germany
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