Lichter is out
31 July will see the German release of strong>Hans Christian Schmidt's award-winning ensemble film, Distant Lights (Lichter). Set in Frankfurt and Slubice in Poland, the film follows the lives of five “losers” desperately searching for a better life.
The international cast includes well-known German and Polish actors like David Striesow, Maria Simon (Goodbye, Lenin! [+see also:
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(Translated from Italian)
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