A teenage girl, Sonja (Sabrina Kruschwitz) tries to deal with her separated parents and her boyfriend as she becomes aware her love for her best friend isn't just a phase. Eventually she ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Sabrina Kruschwitz ...
Sonja
Julia Kaufmann ...
Julia
Nadja Engel ...
Sonjas Mutter
Christian Kirste ...
Anton
Joachim Lätsch ...
Sonjas Vater
Gundula Köster ...
Frau des Vaters
Arthur Prost ...
Harry
Jakob Kraze ...
Michel
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Muric Eldin ...
Julias Freund
Norbert Hülm
Mitja Karbautzki ...
Dorfjunge (as Mitja Karbautzski)
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A teenage girl, Sonja (Sabrina Kruschwitz) tries to deal with her separated parents and her boyfriend as she becomes aware her love for her best friend isn't just a phase. Eventually she confronts Julia (Julia Kaufmann)with a confession. Julia can't reciprocate Sonja's feelings though and the film ends sadly. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Flawed telling, but beautiful story
4 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though this film is lacking something in the end, some additional scene. Maybe with the mom I think, I still love it. After watching this film, go back, watch the beginning and listen to Sonja's poem. The poem is about loneliness, it sets the tone and speaks on the whole movie. While I understand the intent (it's almost a teaser to the peace), I think the poem would have been better at the end while Sonja was walking away as it says what needs to be said about the story as gives it a sort of peace and understanding and even beauty that the existing ending doesn't.

While this movie is about self-discovery, it is also about the loneliness of such a journey. And it is lonely and frustrating to feel a million things that can't be spoken. To have your mother misunderstand you, to not feel the way you're suppose to feel about boys -- the way all the other girls are feeling about boys, and to have this friend... this friend who touches you on so many unique ways down inside your soul, but who doesn't understand the depth of it. And on the one hand you want them to know and understand, but on the other hand you question... if they did, would I still have them? And it can tear you apart to hold this question inside you.

While there are flaws in the piece (the ending, the pacing, disjointed transitions), there's also a lot of heart in it. In the final scene between Sonja and Julia in the film I could feel Sonja's heart falling into her hands as she finally opened up to Julia. In fact, all through the movie I felt Sonja. The actress that played her was incredible and the story's core is beautiful. Like I said, you'll feel cheated by the ending at first. But then go back to the beginning and listen again to Sonja's poem for Julia and you understand the story so much better.


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