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MY GERMAN FRIEND

by Jeanine Meerapfel

synopsis

Sulamit, the daughter of German-Jewish emigrants from Germany, grows up in Buenos Aires in the fifties. Between her and Friedrich, the German boy living next door whose parents escaped to Argentina after the war, a deep intimacy and kinship develops. When Friedrich realizes that his father was an SS Lieutenant Colonel in Nazi Germany, he breaks off all contact with his family and goes to Germany to study. Sulamit follows him a few years later. Friedrich takes an active part in the German protest movement of May 1968 and is dedicated to the Cuban cause and the liberation struggles of Latin America. Gradually his whole life centers on his political commitment...

international title: My German Friend
original title: Der deutsche Freund
country: Germany, Argentina
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Jeanine Meerapfel
film run: 100'
release date: DE 01/11/2012
screenplay: Jeanine Meerapfel
cast: Celeste Cid, Max Riemelt, Benjamin Sadler, Noemi Frenkel, Jean Pierre Noher, Carlos Kaspar, Katja Alemann, Daniel Fanego, Adriana Aizenberg
cinematography by: Victor Kino González
producer: Jeanine Meerapfel
co-producer: Hans W. Geißendörfer, Ricardo Freixá
production: Malena Filmproduktion
backing: BKM
distributor: Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH
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