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by Ann-Kristin Reyels


Two boys from different worlds. Of all possible times, the start of summer vacation is when 10-year-old Jona has to move away from Berlin to the German-Czech border with his mother and new stepfather. He's lonely and angry as he inspects his new surroundings. Across the border, he meets Miro, a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy. Jona is fascinated by the confident but taciturn boy, only slowly discovering the fate that's hidden behind Miro's grown-up façade.

international title: We Were Just Playing
original title: Wir haben nur gespielt
country: Germany
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Ann-Kristin Reyels
screenplay: Katrin Milhahn, Antonia Rothe-Liermann
cast: Finn-Henry Reyels, Roman Bkhavnani, Silke Bodenbender, Godehard Giese
cinematography by: Jenny Lou Ziegel
film editing: Halina Daugird
art director: Cosima Vellenzer
costumes designer: Miriam van der Ham
music: Henry Reyels
producer: Christoph Holthof, Dániel Reich
production: Kurhaus Production
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