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East Coast Premiere

Director: Thomas Sieben

Germany, 2008, 82 min

Shooting Format:HDCAM

Festival Year:2009

Category:Narrative Feature

Cast:Ken Duken, Franziska Weisz, Josef Heynert

Crew:Producer: Norbert Kneissl, Ken Duken - Screenwriter: Thomas Sieben - Editor: Charlie Lezin - Cinematographer: Rene Dame - Sound: Marko Weichler - Music: Eckart Gadow

Sales:Norbert Kneißl , GrandHotelPictures GmbH, Kreuzbergstr.8, 10965 Berlin - T: +493078087188


Living in seclusion from the rest of the world, Daniel Bauer goes about his job as a gardener in the botanical gardens. A rather inconspicuous young man who, however, regularly breaks out of his motionless daily routine and commits indiscriminate acts of violence. When he gets to know Jana, a forlorn young woman, a tentative relationship develops between the two foreign bodies. She sees everything in the shy Daniel that she always wanted from a man. Yet she doesn't have any inkling of his dark side. After a first successful date between Daniel and Jana, the situation escalates. On the morning after the date, he shoots a jogger. A reaction to the beginning love?


About the director

Thomas Sieben (born in Cologne in 1976) studied Politics at the Ludwig-Wilhelm University in Münster and Film and Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, USA. Thomas worked was a producer with multiple production companies in Munich from 1999 until 2001. Thomas Sieben works as a freelance journalist, writer and director in Berlin.


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