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BAREFOOT

by Til Schweiger

synopsis

Nick Keller is not without reason known as the black sheep of his family. He has never been able to hold a job. So he’s not exactly optimistic when the job centre finds him a position in a psychiatric clinic. In this very clinic Leila saunters along the hallways in her nightgown and barefoot as usual. She has been locked up all her life. Why keep on living? Nick is just in time to save her from committing suicide. But he has no idea of the consequences this will have for him. In Leila’s mind, he is the first person who has ever done anything especially for her. When he leaves, she secretly follows him into his own world, a world she has never experienced before. Barefoot.

international title: Barefoot
original title: Barfuss
country: Germany
sales agent: Telepool
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Til Schweiger
film run: 118'
release date: DE 31/03/2005, CH (de) 31/02/2005, AT 07/04/2005
screenplay: Til Schweiger, Jann Preuss, Dina Marie Chapman, Nika von Altenstadt, Stephen Zotnowski
cast: Til Schweiger, Johanna Wokalek, Steffen Wink, Michael Mendl, Nadja Tiller, Imogen Kogge
cinematography by: Christof Wahl
film editing: Til Schweiger, Constantin von Seld
art director: Jérôme Latour
costumes designer: Martina Jeddicke, Elena Wagner
music: Max Berghaus, Stefan Hansen, Dirk Reichardt
producer: Til Schweiger
production: Buena Vista International Filmproduktion, Filmstiftung NRW - Film und Medien Stiftung NRW Nordrhein-Westfalen, Mr. Brown Entertainment Filmproduction, Barefoot films (DE)
distributor: Buena Vista International Germany, Buena Vista (CH), Buena Vista (AT)
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