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GEGENÜBER

By Jan BONNY

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Drama - Completed 2007


    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jan BONNY
    • Producer(s)
    • Bettina BROKEMPER (Heimatfilm GmbH und Co. KG)
    • Synopsis
    • Policeman Georg (Matthias Brandt) is very popular amongst his colleagues for always being calm and cool-headed. His partner Michael (Wotan Wilke Möhring), also admires him for his apparently harmonic marriage with Anne (Victoria Trauttmansdorff), an attractive primary school teacher.
      When a promotion is announced to Georg, he begins to lose control over the carefully maintained façade of his "intact" family. During christmas season the conflicts, that have been dominating the couple's life for years, start to surface: Annes struggle for recognition. The patronizing of her parents. Georgs attempt to always suit everybody. Their children that helplessly look away – while the traces of domestic violence can no longer be hidden.
      Under the Christmas tree tragedy unfolds - "It aint no drama, Anne!“ – Well, yes, it is.
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