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by Christian Wagner


A young mother, Senada, loses her child in the Bosnian war. Many years later, today, she learns that her child is still alive: with adopted parents in Germany. She sets off on a search for Aida, her daughter. Using her own resources, she travels illegally to Germany. Her odyssey ends at the home of the German couple, Heinle. But Aida is no longer the small child of the past. Her name is now Kristina. Senada is disturbed by this realization. She slowly grasps the fact that she must say goodbye to the beautiful, peaceful dream that has long ago been stolen from her.

international title: Warchild
original title: Stille Sehnsucht
country: Germany, Slovenia
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Christian Wagner
film run: 103'
release date: DE 09/11/2006
screenplay: Edin Hinrichs-Hadzimahovic, Stefan Dähnert
cast: Labina Mitevska, Katrin Saß, Crescentia Dünßer, Otto Kukla, Senad Bašić
cinematography by: Thomas Mauch
film editing: Jens Klüber
art director: Otto Kinzer
music: Konstantia Gourzi, Xaver Naudascher
producer: Christian Wagner, Dunja Klemenc, Tom Wommer, Nermin Gladers
production: Christian Wagner Film, Studio Maj, ARTE France, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Südwestrundfunk (DE), Viba Film (SI)
distributor: Movienet Film
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