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by Veit Helmer


Two childhood sweethearts seem destined for one another until the women of their isolated village, angered by male indifference toward the water shortage, go on a sex strike that threatens the young couple's first night of love.

international title: Absurdistan
original title: Absurdistan
country: Germany
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Veit Helmer
release date: DE 21/03/2008, CZ 11/09/2008, SK 04/12/2008
screenplay: Veit Helmer, Gordan Mihic, Zaza Buadze, Ahmet Golbol
cast: Max Mauff, Kristyna Mlérova
cinematography by: George Beridze
film editing: Vincent Assmann
art director: Erwin Prib, Vaja Jalagania
costumes designer: Serap Bahadir
music: Shigeru Umebayashi
producer: Veit Helmer
production: Veit Helmer Filmproduktion, SWR Baden, BR, Arte Strasbourg
backing: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, MEDIA New Talent Program, Mediterranean Film Institute, Sources 2, BMW Group
distributor: Farbfilm Verleih GmbH, Bontonfilm, TatraFilm