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An 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.

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Ramasan
Aslan Elbiev ...
Isa
Kheda Gazieva ...
Aminat
Rosa Minkailova ...
Rosa
Iman Nasuhanowa ...
Iman
Askhab Umaev ...
Askhab
Hamsat Nasuhanow ...
Deni
Champascha Sadulajev ...
Champascha
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Denise Teipel ...
Police Officer

Directed by

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Sudabeh Mortezai

Written by

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Sudabeh Mortezai ... (screenplay)

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Sabine Moser ... producer
Oliver Neumann ... producer

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Klemens Hufnagl ... director of photography

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Oliver Neumann

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Herbert Fischer ... post-production supervisor
Willi Willinger ... colorist

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Eva Roth

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Julia Libiseller

Costume Design by

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Carola Pizzini

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Sabine Moser ... production manager
Carmen Weingartshofer ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bernadette Weigel ... assistant director

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Juliane Gstättner ... property master: outdoor
Gisela Hesser ... graphic artist

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David Almeida Ribeiro ... assistant sound designer
Philipp Kemptner ... foley editor / foley recordist / sound premix mixer
Nils Kirchhoff ... foley artist
Bernhard Maisch ... re-recording mixer
Lukas Spielvogel ... audio description mixer
Atanas Tcholakov ... sound designer / sound

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Christian Angermayer ... additional electrician
Christoph Auerböck ... additional electrician
Christian Flatzek ... first assistant camera
Arnold Graggaber ... gaffer
Gregor Grkinic ... additional electrician
Marion Priglinger ... electrician
Andi Winter ... assistant camera

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Denise Teipel ... casting assistant

Location Management

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Carmen Weingartshofer ... location manager

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Lena Krins ... production coordinator

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Plot Summary

Ramasan has a lot of responsibility for an 11-year-old. In traditional Chechen society, he is now considered the man of the house in charge of his mother and two younger sisters. His world is now centered in Macondo, a tough ethnic neighborhood in the industrial suburbs of Vienna. Ramasan speaks German much better than his mother Aminat, and he often translates for her regarding school and government welfare matters. Aminat is still coping with having lost her husband, fleeing Chechnya and trying to make ends meet as a single mother and foreigner in a new society. Ramasan's confined world is disrupted when Isa, his father's war buddy, moves into the low-income housing complex. Isa pays his respects to Aminat and her children, giving them the watch and a family photo his dead friend always carried with him. This encounter awakens Ramasan's interest in his father. He seeks Isa's company, but the outsider remains secretive about the past. Isa gradually opens up and a bond evolves between them that helps young Ramasan face and overcome his worst fear. Isa could become a new, much more human, father figure than the boy's abstract memory of the war hero at the family altar. But when Aminat begins to warm up to Isa, conflicted Ramasan feels the need to protect the image of his dead father... Written by FreibeuterFilm

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Also Known As
  • Le petit homme (France)
  • Макондо (Russia)
  • マコンド (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Σημαδεμένοι δρόμοι (Greece)
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  • 98 min
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Trivia Sudabeh Mortezai's directorial film debut. See more »

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