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by Klaus Wirbitzky


The story of two boys coming from different social backgrounds: the sensitive loner Joschi who had to move with his father from a better district after his parents’ separation, and Niko, full of bravado, whose family came to Germany from Kazakhstan, staying out of the way of his drunken father. In the neighborhood cinema, the two friends secretly idolize the figure of a vampire up on the screen. In a magical twist, Count Karpatovicz steps out of the screen to help the boys realize Niko’s sister Tatjana’s dream of escaping from the confines of the rundown tenement to become a boxing champion.

original title: Der Himmel hat vier Ecken
country: Germany
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Klaus Wirbitzky
release date: DE 21/04/2011
screenplay: Klaus Wirbitzky
cast: Moritz Jahn, Lukas Mrowietz, Susianna Kentikian, Udo Kier, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Charly Hübner, Sandra Borgmann, Doris Kunstmann, Mark Zak
cinematography by: Michael Toetter
film editing: Sebastian Thuemler
art director: Andreas Lupp, Nils Tuennermann
producer: Ute Schneider, Christof Groos
production: schneider + groos filmproduktion GmbH, NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk
backing: Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), Nordmedia
distributor: Zorro Film
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