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88 Ratings


Directed by Veit Helmer
Germany, 2008


An allegorical comedy centered on two childhood sweethearts who seem destined for one another until the women of their isolated village, angered by male indifference toward the water shortage, go on a sex strike that threatens the young couple’s first night of love.

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Directed by Veit Helmer

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2008 | World Cinema - Dramatic (Grand Jury Prize)

Chicago International Film Festival

2008 | Best Feature (Gold Hugo)

Stockholm International Film Festival

2008 | Asian Images

Moscow International Film Festival

2008 | Nominee: Golden St. George

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