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by Christian Frosch


Germany, 1967. Ruby and Martin, a young couple, are rehearsing their uprising. The price is high: expulsion from school, parental violence, and ultimately institutionalization. But they are ready to take on the cause of love. Martin and Ruby are infected by the new swing of their generation. They dig Beat music with enthusiasm, love each other to the full, and inhale the upcoming spirit of a revolution against the old fashioned, narrow minded parent generation. But the lovers underestimate the rigidity of West German reality: the patriarchal system reacts to their life style with convent schools and juvenile homes where Martin and Ruby encounter archaic conditions.

international title: Rough Road Ahead
original title: Rough Road Ahead
country: Germany, Austria
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Christian Frosch
film run: 108'
screenplay: Christian Frosch
cast: Victoria Schulz, Anton Spieker, Ben Becker, Ursula Ofner, Thorsten Merten, Erni Mangold, Cora Frost, Markus Hering, Walfriede Schmitt
cinematography by: Frank Amann
film editing: Karin Hammer
producer: Jost Hering
co-producer: Viktoria Salcher, Mathias Forberg
production: Jost Hering Filme, Prisma Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH


main awards/selection

Brussels Film Festival 2015Golden Iris Award
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015

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