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by Lars Kraume


The Westhoff Family has congregated at the family villa for the 70th birthday of its patriarch, famous pianist Hannes Westhoff. During the lengthy celebrations, family members are all forced to tend old wounds, face unpleasant questions and deal with unsettled business. Memories of the distant past are awakened, old battles are waged – until a devastating piece of news arrives and changes everything. For son Max this family celebration will be his last chance to find out about his life as well as that of the entire family.

international title: Family Party
original title: Familienfest
country: Germany
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Lars Kraume
film run: 94'
release date: DE 15/10/2015
screenplay: Andrea Stoll, Martin Rauhaus
cast: Günther Maria Halmer, Hannelore Elsner, Michaela May, Lars Eidinger, Jördis Triebel, Barnaby Metschurat
cinematography by: Jens Harant
film editing: Barbara Gies
costumes designer: Anette Guther
music: Julian Maas, Christoph M. Kaiser
producer: Benjamin Benedict
production: Ufa Cinema
distributor: NFP marketing & distribution GmbH


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Munich International Film Festival 2015New German TV Movies

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