30.09. - 09.10.2021

In Your Arms Denmark, Germany 2015 | 88 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm

Samanou A. Sahlstrøm (*1982) was born in France and lives in Denmark. He studied at the Copenhagen Film School and graduated in 2011 with the film Les Amours Perdues [Withering Love] with Emmanuelle Béart and Denis Lavant in the lead roles. In deinen Armen is his full-length debut.

rated for 0 + years
When Maria, a nurse, meets her patient Niels for the first time, he is unapproachable and rude. An angry young man. He's suffering from an incurable illness and has only one wish: to go to Switzerland for an assisted suicide. But for that Nils needs someone to accompany him. Maria completely disagrees with his decision, but the young woman sees something in Nils that has been missing from her life so far. Together they set out on a journey that takes them from Denmark through Germany to Switzerland and brings them closer together and closer to their dreams. In deinen Armen is an intimate, moving drama that won two awards at this year's Goteborg festival, one of which was Best Scandinavian Film.
Original title: I dine hænder
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Danish, English, German, Swedish
Section: Freihafen
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm
Screenplay: Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm
Cast: Lisa Carlehed, Peter Plaugborg, Johanna Wokalek, Kirsten Olesen, Gustav Giese
Producer: Sara Namer, Meta Foldager, Andrea Schütte, Dirk Decker
Director of Photography: Brian Curt Petersen
Music: August Rosenbaum
Production Design: Charlotte Bech
Editor: Theis Schmidt
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Antipode
Production: Meta Film; Tamtam Film GmbH
Contact: Julian Niedermeier, Tamtam Film GmbH:


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