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CONTRA

by Sönke Wortmann

synopsis

One problematic remark too many: Professor Richard Pohl is in danger of being kicked out of his job after insulting law student Naima Hamid in front of a packed lecture hall. When the video goes viral, the college president gives him one last chance: his chances before the disciplinary committee will be much better if he succeeds in preparing freshman Hamid for a national debate competition. Pohl and Naima are equally appalled but over time this unlikely duo starts clicking – until Naima realizes that the multicultural fairy tale only serves one purpose: to save the college’s reputation.

original title: Contra
country: Germany
sales agent: Picture Tree International
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Sönke Wortmann
film run: 108'
release date: DE 28/10/2021, AT 28/10/2021
screenplay: Doron Wisotzky
cast: Nilam Farooq, Christoph Maria Herbst, Hassan Akkouch, Ernst Stötzner, Myriam Abbas, Mohamed Issa, Stefan Gorski, Lieke Hoppe, Fatima Naji, Mustafa Sheikh
cinematography by: Holly Fink
film editing: Martin Wolf
art director: Cordula Jedamski
costumes designer: Annegret Stößel
music: Martin Todsharow
producer: Christoph Müller, Tom Spiess
co-producer: Stefan Gärtner
executive producer: Martin Moszkowicz
line producer: Patricia Barth
production: Constantin Film AG, Seven Pictures Film
distributor: Constantin Film, Constantin Film Verleih
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