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by Jo Baier


Tiziano Terzani, long-time Spiegel magazine Asia correspondent and renowned author, invites his son Folco to his retreat, a small mountain village northwest of Florence. It turns into a very special visit: Tiziano is seriously ill with cancer and wants to tell his son the story of his life in the time remaining before his death. Tiziano and Folco talk every day, reflecting on their own lives, discussing society, modern times, young people and the world.

international title: The End Is My Beginning
original title: Das Ende ist mein Anfang
country: Germany
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Jo Baier
film run: 98'
release date: DE 07/10/2010, IT 01/04/2011, ES 15/07/2011
screenplay: Folco Terzani, Ulrich Limmer
cast: Bruno Ganz, Elio Germano, Erika Pluhar, Andrea Osvárt, Gianni Cavina
cinematography by: Judith Kaufmann
film editing: Claus Wehlisch
art director: Eckart Friz
music: Ludovico Einaudi
producer: Ulrich Limmer
production: Collina Filmproduktion GmbH, B.A. Produktion GmbH, SWR – Südwestrundfunk, ARD Degeto Film GMBH, ARTE France, Beta Film Gmbh
backing: FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF)
distributor: Universum Film GmbH, Fandango Distribuzione, Karma Films
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