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by Matthias Luthardt

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A bitter family portrait

Review: Pingpong

A bitter family portrait

Subtle and cruel variations beneath a polished veneer of social appearances mark the promising beginnings of a young German director 

"Avoiding sentimentalism"

Interview: Matthias Luthardt • Director

"Avoiding sentimentalism"

An interview with a young director who is anchored in sobriety and meticulously observes a world of insinuations 

The destabilising element

Interview: Sebastian Urzendowsky • Actor

The destabilising element

In his role as Paul, the destabilising element of a bourgeois family microcosm, Urzendowsky has been compared to Terence Stamp in Theorem 





international title: Pingpong
original title: Pingpong
country: Germany
sales agent: Media Luna New Films
year: 2006
directed by: Matthias Luthardt
screenplay: Meike Hauck, Matthias Luthardt
cast: Sebastian Urzendowsky, Marion Mitterhammer, Clemens Berg, Falk Rockstroh

main awards/selection

Cannes 2006Critics' Week (selection), SACD Prize (ex-aequo), OFAJ (Very) Young Critics Award
Karlovy Vary 2007Czech Television Award – Independent Camera

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