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by Carsten Unger


Nine-year-old Nikolas disappears without a trace and the police fears that this might be a sex crime. The profiler Claudia Meinert comes across inconsistencies in her conversations with the boy’s parents, and the mother, in particular, seems to be hiding something. When a video then appears of Nikolas in handcuffs, the trail leads to the 13-year-old Leon. Now it is up to the psychologist to gain Leon’s trust and solve the case. But the boy begins a game of cat and mouse with the investigators and the family that could lead to a catastrophe for everyone involved.

original title: Bastard
country: Germany
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Carsten Unger
film run: 130'
release date: DE 18/04/2013
screenplay: Carsten Unger
cast: Martina Gedeck, Markus Krojer, Thomas Thieme, Finn Kirschner, Antonia Lingemann, Hanns Zischler, Beate Maes, Stephan Schad
cinematography by: Lars Petersen
film editing: Dora Vajda
art director: Christian Strang
producer: Reza Behar, Nicole Ringhut
production: Maranto Films, Gifted Films / Gifted Films West, SWR – Südwestrundfunk
backing: MFG Baden-Württemberg, Filmstiftung NRW, BKM
distributor: W-film Filmproduction & Distribution
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