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Ben and Barnabas are unseparatable since they are small. The two of them, however, are no ordinary pair of brothers, for Barnabas, with his twenty-two years, remained mentally at the age of... See full summary »

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Markus Goller

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Dirk Ahner (screenplay), Markus Goller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Kross ... Simpel
Frederick Lau ... Ben
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Berton David Berton ... John
Annette Frier ... Chantal
Maxim Kovalevski Maxim Kovalevski ... Franciczek
Oscar Ortega Sánchez Oscar Ortega Sánchez ... Santos
Ludger Pistor ... Schöll
Uwe Rohde Uwe Rohde ... Friedhofsangestellter
Anneke Kim Sarnau ... Julia
Emilia Schüle ... Aria
Axel Stein Axel Stein ... Enzo
Devid Striesow ... David
Tim Wilde ... Gruber
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Ben and Barnabas are unseparatable since they are small. The two of them, however, are no ordinary pair of brothers, for Barnabas, with his twenty-two years, remained mentally at the age of three. This also gave him the nickname "Simpel". But even if Simpel is a terrible nuisance, Ben can never imagine a life without his brother. But then the fate unexpectedly kills cruelly when her mother suddenly dies. Afterwards, Simpel is to be sent to a home, but the brothers do not allow that. Together, they flee and spend one night outdoors. Then Ben's dawn: To help Simpel, they have to meet the one person they have not seen for 15 years - their father...

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

9 November 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi hermano Simpel See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Life is for living
25 July 2018 | by ax-9-786066See all my reviews

This story of one brother -Ben- caring for his handicaped brother -Simple- touched me much more than expected. Ben invests his whole life into his brother, which is really heart touching. You as the audiance want to see him to succed, see a happy end. You want to see that the father, who left the family, is wrong. But it is not as simple like that. Simple should get the best available chance to live a good life. But is it his brothers Ben life-goal to give up his own life for Simple? A clear recommandation from my side. Good Story, very good acting, well choosen music and definitly something you can take with you when you get out of the theatre


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