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Distant Lights (2003)
"Lichter" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  31 July 2003 (Germany)
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Andrzej Górak ...
LKW Fahrer
Anna Yanovskaya ...
Anna (as Anna Janowskaja)
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Andrej Liousikov ...
Oleg
Sergey Kalantay ...
Flüchtling
Nikolaus Kieselmann ...
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Juri Konkov ...
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Wojciech Klimowicz ...
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Boris Raskin ...
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Martin Kiefer ...
Marko
Peter Obermann ...
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Alice Dwyer ...
Katharina
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This movie reflects on the situation around the border between Poland and Germany. The fate of many single characters creates a picture of life in this region: Some Ukrainians want to cross the border illegal to get into Germany, a company wants to build a new factory, a Polish taxi driver desperately needs money to buy his daughter a communion dress, and so on. Written by Benjamin Stello

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Surprisingly good
12 February 2003 | by (Rellingen, Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie reflects on the situation around the border between Poland and Germany. The fate of many single characters creates a picture of life in this region: Some Russians want to cross the border illegal to get into Germany, a company wants to build a new factory, a Polish taxi driver desperately needs money to buy his daughter a communion dress, and so on.

All this is very well written and directed. All the characters are true to life, and through the multiperspectivic reflection on the situation the movie works very well. Good acting performances do the rest. The one minor critical point I have is: The stories are standing on their own. I think the movie would have been better if they would have been connected in more points than just happening in one region. So the movie gets a 9 out of 10- but is still worth watching and very touchy.


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