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by Hans-Christian Schmid


One day in 1996 everything changes for 13-year-old Johann. For the first time in his life, he experiences true fear when his father is kidnapped. Johann and his mother are forced to go through 33 days of a living nightmare. After the police move into his family's home, it increasingly seems that their investigative skills leave much to be desired. Desperate letters from his father reach Johann between various failed attempts at money drops. It gradually becomes clear that his father's life can only be saved if the family doesn't follow the police's lead. The story of the kidnapping of Jan Philipp Reemstma, one of the richest men in Germany, from the perspective of the family. Based on the autobiographical book written by his son Johann Scheerer.

international title: We Are Next of Kin
original title: Wir sind dann wohl die Angehörigen
country: Germany
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Hans-Christian Schmid
film run: 118'
release date: DE 3/11/2022
screenplay: Michael Gutmann, Hans-Christian Schmid
cast: Claude Heinrich, Adina Vetter, Justus von Dohnányi, Hans Löw, Yorck Dippe, Enno Trebs, Fabian Hinrichs, Philipp Hauß, Lisa Ahorn, Theresa Berlage
cinematography by: Julian Krubasik
film editing: Hansjörg Weißbrich
art director: Zazie Knepper
costumes designer: Christian Röhrs
music: The Notwist
producer: Britta Knöller, Hans-Christian Schmid
production: 23/5 Filmproduktion GmbH
distributor: Pandora Film Distribution

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