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by Barbara Albert


The personal journey of young Sita is not only an expedition into her family's burdened past during World War 2. It is also a journey to the abyss of modern European society, a trip which takes her from Berlin to Romania via Vienna and Warsaw - about losing one's homeland and discovering oneself, about hope and responsibility.

international title: The Dead and the Living
original title: Die Lebenden
country: Austria, Poland, Germany
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Barbara Albert
film run: 100'
release date: AT 23/11/2012, DE 30/05/2013, PL 06/09/2013, FR 19/03/2014
screenplay: Barbara Albert
cast: Anna Fischer, Hanns Schuschnig, August Zirner, Itay Tiran, Daniela Sea, Winfried Glatzeder
cinematography by: Bogumił Godfrejów
film editing: Monika Willi
art director: Enid Löser
costumes designer: Veronika Albert
music: Lorenz Dangel
producer: Bruno Wagner, Barbara Albert
co-producer: Alex Stern, Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski
production: coop99, Komplizen Film, Alex Stern Film, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), SWR – Südwestrundfunk, ARTE Deutschland
backing: Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Filmstandort Austria, Polnisches Filminstitut, MEDIA Programme
distributor: Polyfilm Verleih, Bodega Films