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by Sandra Wollner


Elli is an android and lives with a man she calls her father. Together they drift through the summer. During the day they swim in the pool and at night he takes her to bed. She shares his memories and anything else he programs her to recall. Memories that mean everything to him but nothing to her. Yet, one night she sets off into the woods following a fading echo… The story of a machine and the ghosts we all carry within us.

international title: The Trouble with Being Born
original title: The Trouble with Being Born
country: Austria, Germany
sales agent: Cercamon (AE)
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Sandra Wollner
screenplay: Roderick Warich, Sandra Wollner
cast: Lena Watson, Dominik Warta, Ingrid Burkhard, Jana McKinnon
cinematography by: Timm Kröger
film editing: Hannes Bruun
art director: Pia Jaros
producer: David Bohun, Lixi Frank, Andi G. Hess, Astrid Schäfer, Viktoria Stolpe
production: Panama Film, The Barricades, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
distributor: Filmin

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