30.09. - 09.10.2021

Die Schwarzen Brüder Switzerland, Germany 2013 | 103 min | OV | Colour | FF 2013

Xavier Koller

Xavier Koller (*1944) first studied at the acting school in Zürich and later moved into production. In 1991, his film Journey of Hope won the Oscar for best foreign-language film. Since then, he has won awards for several other works.

rated for 0 + years
RECOMMENDED FROM AGE 9: Tessin in the 19th century. 14-year old Giorgio lives in poor but happy circumstances. For reasons of poverty, his father sells him to a people-smuggler who wants to have the boy work in Milan as a chimney-sweep. Master Battista, who buys Giorgio, is a nice man, but his wife and her son are awful. Giogio's life in Milan is also plagued by the Wolves, a street gang. Luckily, he meets The Black Brothers, a group of young chimney sweeps who stand together and are planning their escape. A successful literary adapotation of the eponymous children's classic by Lisa Tetzner and Kurt Held, based on true personal stories.

Screening on 26.09. in attendance of:
Fritjof Hohagen (Producer), Moritz Bleibtreu, Catrin Striebeck, Dominique Horwitz, Oliver Ewy, Ruby O. Fee, David Hürten  (Cast)
Original title: Die Schwarzen Brüder
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Section: Michel
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Xavier Koller
Screenplay: Fritjof Hohagen, Klaus Richter
Cast: Fynn Henkel, Ruby O. Fee, Moritz Bleibtreu, Richy Müller, Oliver Ewy, Waldemar Kobus
Producer: Fritjof Hohagen, Clarens Grollmann
Director of Photography: Felix von Muralt
Production Design: Frank Bollinger
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Studiocanal
World Sales:
Production: enigma film, Starhaus Filmproduktion, Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Herold Productions, Monaco Film


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