Films / Nitschewo

Cast

Marie Zielcke, Ken Duken, Daniel Olbrychski, Axel Neumann

Crew

WRITERStefan Sarazin
DIRECTORStefan Sarazin
PRODUCEROliver Simon
CO-PRODUCERUte Krämer (Bavaria Film), Michael Weber (Bavaria Media)
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYJan Fehse
DISTRIBUTORNighthawks Pictures
FUNDINGFFB Bavaria, FFA Germany

Awards & Festivals

2003
VERONA FILM FESTIVAL - Schermi d´amore for Best Film:
2005
TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Golden Reel Award for Best Film

Synposis

Jim and Elise are bound to each other by an uncompromising love, excessive passion and romance, which they like to experience life-threatening situations. When film director Frank Morris arrives in their east-German village, things start to change for all three oft hem.

It is 1993 and the sleepy, formerly East-German border town, where Jim and Elise live, has changed little since the German reunification. Despite being deeply in love the two young people are bored to the bone. As Jim races his car down the deserted country roads, he dreams oft he perfect death: a head-on collision while passionately kissing Elise. Instead, he accidentally runs over and kills a friend, His guilt plunges him into a depression which drives a wedge between him and his girlfriend. Jim moves in with Frank Morris claims tob e writing a film script and wants Jim to help him. Flattered by the attention, Jim grows close Morris, arousing Elise´s jealousy. Seeking to defuse the tension, Morris invites the young couple tot he Eastern German coast. There, the trio´s increasingly complex relationship takes an unexpected turn and Morris, in a last minute attempt to prevent desaster, reveals his true identity. But time waits for no one. Life is not a movie.