A civil service worker (Alexander Fehling) befriends an elderly Holocaust survivor in this German drama.
Robert Thalheim, born July 2, 1974 in Berlin, graduated from high school in Indiana, USA, in 1992, and finished school in Germany in 1995. From 1997 to 1998, Thalheim worked as an assistant director at Berliner Ensemble. From 1998 on, he studied at FU Berlin but enrolled at Filmhochschule “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam-Babelsberg in 2000 to study directing. Furthermore, Thalheim wrote a book about Andrzej Wajda (published in 2000) and is the editor of the cultural affairs magazine “Plotki”. In 2003, Thalheim directed his play Wild Boys at Berlin’s Maxim Gorki theatre. In 2005, Thalheim made his feature film debut as a director with Netto, a film about a father-son relationship that was shown at various festivals and won several awards, including the “Förderpreis Langfilm” at the 2005 film festival “Max Ophuels Preis” in Saarbrucken. Thalheim’s second film Am Ende kommen Touristen (And Along Come Tourists) premiered at the 2007 Cannes film festival. —filmportal… read more