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by Christian Petzold


Off the beaten track, three people stumble into a fateful encounter. Thomas, young and strong, has been dishonorably discharged from the army. Ali, an affable Turkish businessman, has seen some hard times but now his primary concern is making sure the employees of his snack-bars don’t cheat him. Laura, an attractive woman with a dark past, seems to find refuge in the shadows of her marriage to Ali. Thomas, Ali, and Laura keep an eye on each other and keep their secrets to themselves. They want love but also security. They consider themselves independent, and what they desire can only be achieved by betrayal.

original title: Jerichow
country: Germany
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Christian Petzold
release date: DE 08/01/2009, FR 22/04/2009
screenplay: Christian Petzold
cast: Benno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, Hilmi Sözer, André Hennicke, Knut Berger, Marie Gruber
cinematography by: Hans Fromm
film editing: Bettina Boehler
art director: K.D. Gruber
music: Stefan Will
producer: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
production: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber
backing: German Federal Film Board (FFA), BKM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
distributor: Piffl Medien Filmverleih, Jour2fête (FR)


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