Filmfest
#FFHH17
5.10. - 14.10.2017
Hamburg

My brother Simple Germany 2017 | 113 min | OV | Colour | FF 2017

Markus Goller

With Friendship (2010) and Frau Ella (2013) MARKUS GOLLER (*1969) had two big hits. Simpel is his sixth feature.

nominated for Art Cinema Award
rated for 0 + years
Ben (Frederick Lau) and his brother Barnabas (David Kross) have been very close ever since Ben can remember. Barnabas, also known as "Simpel", is 22, but has the mental capacity of a 3-year old. Even though Simpel can be really irritating, life without him is for Ben absolutely unimaginable. When their mother dies unexpectedly, the authorities want to put Simpel in a home. To escape this fate, the brothers flee, setting out on a crazy odyssey across North Germany until they reach Hamburg – and until Ben realizes: he has to find their father David (Devid Striesow). Highly emotional and at the same time very funny, Simpel portrays an unusual pair of brothers whom nothing can separate.
Orig. Title: Simpel
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Section: Kaleidoscope
Director: Markus Goller
Screenplay: Dirk Ahner, Markus Goller
Cast: David Kross, Frederick Lau, Emilia Schüle, Axel Stein, Devid Striesow, Annette Frier, Anneke Kim Sarnau
Producer: Michael Lehmann, Günther Russ, Benjamin Seikel
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Andrej Melita, Peter Horn
Camera: Ueli Steiger
Set Designer: Zazie Knepper
Cutter: Tina Freitag, Markus Goller
Redaktion: Caroline von Senden (ZDF)
Format: dcp
Printsource:
German Distributor: Universum Film
World Sales: Global Screen
Production: Letterbox Filmproduktion GmbH; C-Films (Deutschland) GmbH
contact: Michael Lehmann, Letterbox Filmproduktion: j.mesterknecht@letterbox-filmproduktion.de