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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2022

The East German rural idyll in Laura Laabs’ debut feature promptly evaporates when a well-preserved skeleton is pulled out of the moor. How did it get there and when - 10, 50 or 100 years ago? The villagers and Tine start speculating: who could it have been? The farmer's son who deserted from the Wehrmacht? The farmer who stubbornly refused to give up his collective farm? An undercover federal agent who died in the shootout at Bad Kleinen? A "whodunnit" case unfolds in four acts with the Germany of the 20th century reappearing in the present. "What's it to me?" Tine asks when confronted by it all. But that’s before she then has first-hand experience of how history can take over your life …
Genre Drama, History
Category Feature
Director Laura Laabs
Screenplay Laura Laabs
Cast Hannah Ehrlichmann, Hermann Beyer, Arnd Klawitter, Jule Böwe, Uwe Preuss, Mathi Faust, Andreas Döhler, Simon Mantei, Camill Jammal, Rainer Reiners, Jenny Schily, Gerdy Zint, Mex Schlüpfer
Producers Maximilian Haslberger, Balthasar Busmann
Production Company Amerikafilm, in co-production with ZDF, ARTE, Magic Media Production
With backing from BKM, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, MV Filmförderung
German Distributor Farbfilm Verleih

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