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LOVE BETWEEN THE WALLS

by Florian Aigner

synopsis

Its the summer of 1990, two teenagers in Germany fall in love - an innocent first love, shortly before the German reunification. Katja (16) is from West-Berlin, Thorben (17) from GDR. Their families are fighting over a house in Kleinmachnow (a suburb of East-Berlin), where Thorbens family has been living since the 70ies, but where Katjas father grew up. The family had to emigrate to West-Berlin in 1961, just before the Berlin Wall was built. Later, the house was dispossessed under GDR-rule. Now, Katjas father demands restitution. The conflict grows bitterer and threatens to tear apart both families. It is about old wounds and new prejudices. While being in the middle of Germanys swiftly progressing process of reunification, Katja and Thorben have to fight for their love.

international title: Love Between the Walls
original title: Im Niemandsland
country: Germany
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Florian Aigner
film run: 92'
release date: DE 7/11/2019
screenplay: Florian Aigner
cast: Emilie Neumeister, Ludwig Simon, Andreas Döhler, Lisa Hagmeister, Uwe Preuss, Judith Engel, Michelangelo Fortuzzi, Shenja Lacher, Tom Gramenz, Amelie Hennig
cinematography by: Armin Dierolf
film editing: Florian Aigner
art director: Stefan Rohde
costumes designer: Andy Besuch
producer: Martin Heisler, Jost Hering, Maxim Juretzka, Gabriele Simon
production: WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE Deutschland, Buntfilm, Flare Film
distributor: imFilm
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