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FOG IN AUGUST

by Kai Wessel

synopsis

The first feature film to address the Nazis’ euthanasia programme. Based on Robert Domes’ 2008 eponymous historical novel, Fog In August centres on the authentic life story of 13-year-old Ernst Lossa who was committed to a mental hospital in Sargau in 1942 because of his origins in a family of travellers. However, Ernst soon discovered the truth behind the hospital’s facade and sabotaged its euthanasia programme to help his new-found friends. But his actions did not go unnoticed by the institution’s administration.

international title: Fog in August
original title: Nebel im August
country: Austria, France, Germany
sales agent: StudioCanal
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Kai Wessel
release date: DE 6/10/2016, IT 19/01/2017
cast: Sebastian Koch, Fritzi Haberlandt, Ivo Pietzcker, Henriette Confurius, David Bennent, Karl Markovics, Thomas Schubert, Branko Samarovski
cinematography by: Hagen Bogdanski
art director: Christoph Kanter, Karin Bierbaum
music: Martin Todsharow
producer: Ulrich Limmer
production: Dor Film, StudioCanal, Collina Filmproduktion GmbH, ARRI Film + TV, B.A. Produktion GmbH, Ernst Eberlein Filmproduktion
distributor: StudioCanal Germany

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