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Der 8. Kontinent (2015)

Lena is a student who shortly after her mother's death discovers her letters dedicated to Lena. She decides to make her mother's dream come true by setting out on a 5 week around the world trip - a journey that will change her life forever.


Serdar Dogan




Credited cast:
Maike Johanna Reuter Maike Johanna Reuter ... Lena Keller
Thomas Scharff ... Vater Berthold
Cosma Shiva Hagen ... Mutter Hannah
Viktoria Brams Viktoria Brams ... Sophie
Joris Gratwohl Joris Gratwohl ... Robert
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlo Cepelli Carlo Cepelli ... Taxidriver
Torsten Eikmeier Torsten Eikmeier ... Professor Schneider
Fabio Uliano Grasselli Fabio Uliano Grasselli ... Fabio (as Fabio Uliano Grasseli)
Nadine Knobloch ... Bedienung
Drew Lowther Drew Lowther ... Gangster
Markus Löchner Markus Löchner ... Richard
Giorgia Margini Giorgia Margini ... Francesca
Alex Mello Alex Mello ... Ricardo
Joseph Mitchell Joseph Mitchell ... Biko
Mary Muhsal ... Stefanie


After a huge fight with her family, Lena (16) leaves home cutting all family ties. Five years later, Lena receives a visit from her father that will change her life forever. Her mother has died in a car crash. Lena (22) now studying architecture and training in Kungfu, accepts her father's invitation to visit their home. Lena returns to the place she once called home, surrounded by the many little sculptures her mother made. She receives a case filled with letters written to Lena by her mother for every single one of her birthdays since she was born. Lena's mother had always intended to give these to Lena on her 18th birthday, but their falling out left her mother holding onto them until they made amends. In reading the letters Lena learns of the big dreams her mother had had, and how she could never realize them as she found herself pregnant with Lena. She always wanted to do a world trip, but with a small child and no money this was never possible. As Lena reads more of her mothers ... Written by Serdar Dogan

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really good german film
28 March 2021 | by bastinger-stoebichSee all my reviews

So i watched it in german (dont know if there is an english version), and it brought me as man to tears... Acting is not like it is in hollywood, and thats why it fit for me personally best, cause i am from austria and so i can feel with the main caracter.

You can see in that film the beatuy of beeing a human. And why we all in world should help each other and not fight against us.

I loved it.

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English | German

Release Date:

30 April 2015 (Germany) See more »


Box Office


EUR70,000 (estimated)
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Sidekick Pictures See more »
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2.35 : 1
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