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Release Date:
19 November 2009 (Germany) See more »
4 nominations See more »
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Intense and very relevant drama See more (1 total) »


  (in credits order)

Corinna Harfouch ... Maggie

Jens Albinus ... Chris
Duyen Pham ... Jenjira (as Lisa Nguyen)

Jürgen Vogel ... Holger

Devid Striesow ... Roland
Ernst Stötzner ... Jörg

Valerie Koch ... Nina

Tatja Seibt ... Emma

Jesper Christensen ... Koller
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Knut Berger ... Herr Teichmann
Marina Bouras ... Dänische Sekretärin

Marita Breuer ... Simone
Margarita Broich ... Frau Teichmann
Rosa Enskat ... Winnie
Marie-Anne Fliegel ... Ältere Frau
Matthias Glasner ... Verkäufer in der Tankstelle
Ill-Young Kim ... Der Asiate

Herbert Knaup ... Dominik

Sönke Möhring
Jürgen Rißmann ... Polizeibeamter

Richard Sammel ... Chef

Jördis Triebel ... Halina
Felix Vörtler ... Hausmeister
Hannes Wegener ... Sven

Directed by
Matthias Glasner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Matthias Glasner  writer

Produced by
Michael Cody .... line producer
Frank Döhmann .... producer
Frank Evers .... co-producer
Matthias Glasner .... producer
Andrea Hanke .... producer: WDR
Gebhard Henke .... producer: WDR
Lars Kraume .... producer
Andreas Schreitmüller .... producer: Arte
Jörg Schulze .... co-producer
Jürgen Vogel .... producer
Original Music by
Christoph Kaiser 
Julian Maas 
Cinematography by
Sonja Rom 
Film Editing by
Mona Bräuer 
Heike Gnida 
Casting by
Simone Bär 
Patrick Dreikauss (casting: children)
Production Design by
Frank Prümmer 
Costume Design by
Sabine Keller 
Makeup Department
Antje Huchel .... hair stylist
Antje Huchel .... makeup artist
Jekaterina Oertel .... makeup artist
Uta Spikermann .... makeup artist
Production Management
Markus Brinkmann .... production manager
Jörg-Christian Engels .... unit manager
Lena Amanda Koch .... post-production supervisor
Thomas Ramin .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rick Ostermann .... assistant director
Art Department
Oliver Klein .... assistant production designer
Endres Löber .... property master: outdoor
Nicole Schmitt .... property master: indoor
Sound Department
Hubert Bartholomae .... re-recording mixer
Goeun Lee .... foley editor
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Stefan Soltau .... sound mixer
Stefan Soltau .... supervising sound editor
Tini Tüllmann .... assistant sound
Björn Wiese .... dialogue editor
Björn Wiese .... sound designer
Björn Wiese .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Johannes Bogenhauser .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Markus Degen .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Florian Gellinger .... visual effects supervisor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Jan Glöckner .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Björn Gottwald .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Daniel Hammeley .... intern: visual effects unit
Volker Heisterberg .... CG artist: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Kerstin Kensy .... visual effects coordinator: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Natalie Maximova .... digital colorist
Michael Paget .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Sven Pannicke .... visual effects producer: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Christian Pundschus .... previz artist: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Ingo Putze .... matte painter: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Kariem Saleh .... previz artist: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Rayk Schroeder .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Robert Tucker .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Jonathan Weber .... on-set surveyor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Julian Weiss .... matchmover: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Holger Wenzl .... previz artist: RISE Visual Effects Berlin (as Holger Wenzel)
Michael Wolf .... matchmover: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Volkhart Buff .... stunt coordinator
Rainer Werner .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mathias Bothor .... still photographer
Carsten Eisenach .... grip
Sven Ole Renneke .... assistant camera
Tommy Schulz .... gaffer (as Thomas Schulz)
Benjamin Treplin .... Steadicam operator
Benjamin Treplin .... camera operator: "b" camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ulli Wachsmuth .... assistant costume designer
Location Management
Sven Keller .... location manager
Manuel Mützner .... location manager
Emilio Winschetti .... location scout
Music Department
Tom Russbueldt .... pro tools operator
Other crew
Katharina Beck .... production accountant
Stefan Ciupek .... post production consultant
Patrick Dreikauss .... acting coach: children
Norbert Klingner .... legal counsel
Lena Amanda Koch .... production coordinator
Saskia Rüter .... title designer
Maria Wolf .... continuity
Christian Wöltche .... assistant production accountant

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106 min
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Intense and very relevant drama, 6 May 2010
Author: KnatLouie from Copenhagen, Denmark

This is a story about a German/Danish man, Chris (Jens Albinus, Idioterne/Dancer in the Dark), who has made it his mission to liberate young Thai girls from the prostitution in their homeland, and give them new foster-parents in the west. Along with his pal Holger (Jürgen Vogel, Die Welle), he buys out the young girl Jenjira (Duyen Pham), and tries to find her an adoptive family in Germany. But something goes wrong, and while he tries to find a new home for her, they both fall in love. Furthermore, Chris also has to keep the evil men from Thailand from reclaiming their "rights" to Jenjira, which leads to a few dramatic confrontations. Chris has a hard time handling this, and tries to kill himself by crashing his car into a moving truck.

When this fails, however, he is brought into police custody and is interrogated by Maggie (Corinna Harfouch, Der Untergang), who has her own problems, dealing with alcohol and depression. They seem to be kindred spirits, and after a while have a deep bond of sympathy between them, and both seek to help Jenjira getting a new life outside of child-prostitution.

Overall, this is a very good movie, with heartfelt performances by the actors involved in the project, that brings up many issues, ranging from child-prostitution over father/son-problems (including a great cameo by Danish star Jesper Christensen as Chris' father), to alcohol-abuse, child neglect, general recklessness, having a lack of conscience, impossible love, and many other relevant issues in our society today. I think this is an excellent film, that seamlessly ties all these loose ends together, and creates a great viewing experience.

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