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by Marco Mittelstaedt


Two old pals lose their work as inland navigators on the River Elbe. Together they set out from Dresden for Hamburg, hoping to find a new job, a new love, a new life. For old time's sake, their road is the Elbe.

international title: Down the River
original title: Elbe
country: Germany
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Marco Mittelstaedt
film run: 92'
release date: DE 24/05/2007
screenplay: Holger Nickel
cast: Tom Jahn, Henning Peker, Steffi Kühnert, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Vilma Fischer, Paul Räuber
cinematography by: Andreas Höfer
film editing: Vincent Assmann
art director: Pierre Brayard
costumes designer: Margot Redmann
music: Lars Löhn
producer: Gudrun Ruzicková-Steiner
production: Luna Film
backing: German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
distributor: Zorro Film