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by Hugo Vieira da Silva


A father and his teenage son travel to Berlin. The boy has never met his mother who is in the hospital in a coma. The father is confronted by his uncertain past. Both are unsettled by the winter gloom in the unfamiliar big city, and by the hostile environment of the hospital. The mother’s flat where both are staying is equally unwelcoming. They meet a mysterious and beautiful woman there, the mother’s flat mate. While the boy explores the city, the father waits for the mother to recover.

international title: Swans
original title: Swans
country: Germany, Portugal
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Hugo Vieira da Silva
release date: DE 14/07/2011, PT 22/03/2012
screenplay: Hugo Vieira da Silva
cast: Kai Hillebrand, Ralph Herforth, Maria Schuster, Vasupol Siriviriyapoon, Eva Kryll, Cornelius Schwalm, Christian Schwarz, Anne Rathsfeld, Robert Lohr
cinematography by: Reinhold Vorschneider
film editing: Andrea Wagner
art director: Thomas Molt
producer: Helge Albers, Francisco Villa-Lobos
production: Flying Moon Filmproduktion, Contracosta Produções
backing: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), MEDIA, TorinoFilmLab, MC/ICA, Binger Filmlab, Amsterdam Script & Pitch Workshop, ACE
distributor: Salzgeber & Co. Medien

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