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by Benjamin Cantu


During the harvest, the farm hands are out working every day – even on Sundays. The barn has to be kept clean at all times and, if a cow refuses to bond with her calf, then it is raised by hand. Marko is an apprentice working on a large agricultural complex in the Nuthe Urstrom valley district sixty kilometres south of Berlin. If he passes his final examinations he will be a fully-fledged farmer. That is, if he really wants to. But he’s not sure. He doesn’t have many friends outside the workplace Darsteller Marko Lukas Steltner Jacob Kai-Michael Müller Lehrlinge Steven Baade Florian Born Eric Fechner Christian Hahn Charlina Ingold Jan Jendruschewitz Felix Kaminski Simon Kirmeier Katharina Körner Christian Sauermilch Tino Trempler Tobias Weichert Benjamin Cantu STADT LAND FLUSS HARVEST MOISSONS Lukas Steltner, Kai-Michael Müller Berlinale 2011 14plus Generation K14-3898:K14_ 27.01.2011 19:18 Uhr Seite 318319 Benjamin Cantu Biografie Geboren am 10.12.1978 in Budapest. 1998-2000 Autor und Animator von Zeichentrickfilmen. 2000-2003 Stu - dium der Animation an der Hoch schule für Film und Fernsehen „Konrad Wolf“ in Potsdam-Babelsberg. 2003-10 Regiestudium an der Deutschen Filmund Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb). Nach mehreren, zum Teil preisgekrönten Kurz- und Dokumentarfilmen ist STADT LAND FLUSS sein erster Spiel - film. Biography Born in Budapest on 10.12.1978. He wrote and animated films from 1998- 2000, studied animation at the ‘Konrad Wolf’ College of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg from 2000-2003, and then directing at the German Film and Television Academy (dffb) in Berlin from 2003-2010. After several shorts and documentaries, some of which have won awards, STADT LAND FLUSS marks his debut as a feature film director. Biographie Né le 10-12-1978 à Budapest. Auteur et animateur de films de dessins animés de 1998 à 2000. Etudie l’animation à l’école du cinéma et de la télé vision « Konrad Wolf » de PotsdamBabelsberg de 2000 à 2003 puis la mise en scène à l’académie allemande du cinéma et de la télévision de Berlin (dffb) de 2003 à 2010. Après plusieurs courts métrages et des films documentaires dont certains sont primés, STADT LAND FLUSS est son premier long métrage de fiction. Filmografie 2003 MEXIKO Kurzfilm 2006 SPARK Kurz-Animationsfilm 2007 DIE WELT GEHÖRT CHAIM Kurz-Dokumentarfilm 2008 IM PRINZIP Kurzfilm 2009 BACKSTAGE UM DIE WELT Kurz-Dokumentarfilm 2010 STREET ART – DIE VERGÄNGLICHE REBELLION Dokumentarfilm 2011 STADT LAND FLUSS and the eleven other apprentices see him as a rather uncommunicative guy and something of a loner. But when a new apprentice named Jacob joins them Marko slowly begins to come out of his shell. The two men get to know each other – during the harvest, whilst transporting the grain from the field, or removing calves from their mothers. But then, the two men escape to Berlin for a day and, suddenly nothing is the same any more. A tender relationship evolves. But neither of them has ever thought about how – and especially how openly – they want to live their lives. Benjamin Cantu: “During my research I helped out on the farm. This was when I began to believe that I could actually create an improvised drama in which the apprentices and farm workers were a natural part of the story. I was fascinated by these people’s lives which, after all, are so very different from my own. I was surprised to learn that, although the city isn’t that far away, it really doesn’t mean anything to them. I was influenced by the way they work together and talk to each other, and so together we created the storyline for STADT LAND FLUSS.

international title: Harvest
original title: Stadt Land Fluss
country: Germany
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Benjamin Cantu
release date: AT 11/05/2011, DE 19/05/2011, PL 24/08/2012
screenplay: Benjamin Cantu
cast: Lukas Steltner, Kai Michael Müller, Cristina Do Rego, Steven Baade, Florian Born, Eric Fechner, Christian Hahn, Charlina Ingold, Jan Jendruschewitz, Felix Kaminski, Simon Kirmeier, Tino Trempler, Tobias Weichert, Karin Butsch, Markus Franke, Petra Thymian
cinematography by: Alexander Gheorghiu
film editing: Szilvia Ruszev
costumes designer: Mirjam Rózsahegyi
music: Keith Kenniff
producer: Björn Koll
production: Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH
distributor: Salzgeber & Co. Medien, Waystone Film, Outplay Films, Homesecreen

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