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by Katrin Gebbe


The horse trainer Wiebke adopts Melva from abroad, but soon she has to learn that the girl suffers from an attachment disorder and does not build an emotional connection to anybody around her. Melva constantly puts others in great danger, especially her older adoptive sister Nicola. After a neurologist explains that Melva will have life-long troubles and does not feel any empathy, Wiebke has to decide whether she is willing to keep her and risk Nicola’s well-being.

international title: Pelican Blood
original title: Pelikanblut
country: Germany, Bulgaria
sales agent: Films Boutique
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Katrin Gebbe
film run: 121'
screenplay: Katrin Gebbe
cast: Nina Hoss, Yana Marinova, Daniela Holtz, Sebastian Rudolph, Murathan Muslu, Samia Muriel Chancrin, Sophie Pfennigstorf, Katerina Lipovska, Katinka Auberger, Christoph Jacobi
cinematography by: Moritz Schultheiß
art director: Silke Fischer
producer: Verena Gräfe-Höft
co-producer: Mila Voinikova
production: Junafilm UG, ARTE GEIE, SWR – Südwestrundfunk, Miramar Film
backing: German Federal Film Fund (DE), German Ministry of Culture and Media (DE), Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (DE), Eurimages
distributor: DCM Film Distribution GmbH

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