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by Hans-Christian Schmid


To some it's the end of the world. To others, the gateway to a new life: the river Oder between Poland and Germany. Vibrant with expectancy, it's a magnet for people from all walks of life on their journey towards a better life.

international title: Distant Lights
original title: Lichter
country: Germany, France
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Hans-Christian Schmid
film run: 105'
release date: DE 31/07/2003, AT 15/08/2003, DK 20/02/2004, FR 14/04/2004, NL 22/04/2004, EE 30/04/2004, BE 25/08/2004
screenplay: Hans-Christian Schmid, Michael Gutmann
cast: August Diehl, Herbert Knaup, Devid Striesow, Maria Simon
cinematography by: Bogumił Godfrejów, Bogumil Godfrejow
film editing: Bernd Schlegel, Hansjörg Weißbrich
art director: Christian Goldbeck
costumes designer: Ulrike Scharfschwerdt
music: The Notwist
producer: Jakob Claussen, Thomas Wöbke
production: Claussen Wöbke Putz Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), ARTE France
distributor: Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh


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Berlinale 2003 FIPRESCI Award

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