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No One's With the Calves

OT: Niemand ist bei den Kälbern

Sabrina Sarabi // Germany, 2021
Fiction Feature // FF2021



After the eponymous best-seller by Alina Herbing: with an unflinching camera and an almost documentary feel, this film puts an end to the myth of romantic country life. Midsummer in a village in Mecklenburg. Five houses, a bus stop, cows and fields. 24-year old Christin (Saskia Rosendahl) lives with her boyfriend Jan (Rick Okon) on her father’s dairy farm. There is no longer any trace of the spirit of optimism of the years after the Wall came down, still less in their relationship. In the blazing heart of the summer, time seems to stand still and all Christin wants to do is escape. But when wind turbine engineer Klaus (Godehard Giese) from Hamburg turns up, the young woman senses hope that the world may begin to turn again.



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SABRINA SARABI (*1982) studied film direction and screenplay writing at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and won acclaim for her graduation film Weiße Nacht (2012). For her role in No One’s with the Calves, Saskia Rosendahl won Best Actress at Locarno.


Niemand ist bei den Kälbern

Fiction Feature


Große Freiheit//FF2021



116 min

OV with English subtitles

Sabrina Sarabi

Sabrina Sarabi, basierend auf einem Roman von / based on a novel by Alina Herbing

Saskia Rosendahl, Rik Okon, Godehard Giese, Enno Trebs, Peter Moltzen, Anne Weinknecht und als Gast Elisa Schlott

Jakob D. Weydemann, Jonas Weydemann, Yvonne Wellie, Milena Klemke

Max Preiss

Jonathan Schorr

Heike Parplies

John Gürtler

Susanna Haneder

Ulé Barcelos

Karen Wendland

Andrea Hanke (WDR), Birgit Kämper (Arte)

Filmwelt Verleihagentur GmbH

Weydemann Bros.

WDR; Arte

Marc Klocker, Filmwelt Verleihagentur GmbH: m.klocker@fwem.de


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