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by Connie Walther


After 22 years in prison, Widmer, an ex-terrorist from the RAF (Red Army Faction, initially known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang) has been released. With the help of his lawyer he tries to rebuild a life in the anonymity of a large apartment block. His neighbour Valerie displays a mixture of mistrust and fear towards him. A police officer is roaming about and frequents the house, and a few old connections come back to the fore. The man and woman hide a common secret that will reunite them beyond the painful memory and the break with the past.

international title: Long Shadows
original title: Schattenwelt
country: Germany
sales agent: Sola Media GmbH
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Connie Walther
film run: 92'
release date: DE 25/06/2009
cast: Franziska Petri, Ulrich Nöthen, Eva Mattes, Udo Lange, Andrea Löwl
cinematography by: Birgit Gudjonsdottir
art director: Manuel Köchlin, Paula Kotonski, Mustafa Shirin
costumes designer: Juliane Friedrich
producer: Jochen Kölsch, Monika Lobkowicz, Bettina Reitz, Bettina Ricklefs, Andreas Schreitmüller
production: Gambit Film, Next Film Filmproduktion Gmbh & Co.KG
distributor: Salzgeber & Co. Medien
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