A Danish summer: long days turn into blue nights. A tunnel is being built to connect Denmark and Germany. Three people meet and part ways again.
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Credited cast:
Lisa Loven Kongsli ... Dara
Jakub Gierszal ... Lucek
Maren Eggert Maren Eggert ... Käthe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christoph Bach ... Christoph
Hans Christian Bentsen Hans Christian Bentsen ... Archivist
Janusz Chojnacki Janusz Chojnacki ... Janusz
Natalia Ciepiel Natalia Ciepiel ... Przemek's girlfriend
Juni Dahr Juni Dahr ... Gudrun
Janne Ellehammer Janne Ellehammer ... Janne
Jules Elting Jules Elting ... Claudia (as Juliane Elting)
Mariusz Zorro Feldmann Mariusz Zorro Feldmann ... Mariusz
Bjarne Hansen Bjarne Hansen ... Bjarne
Bjarne Hansen Bjarne Hansen ... Unionist
Gina Henkel Gina Henkel ... Performer
Yaowalak May Hlonghkam Yaowalak May Hlonghkam ... Waitress


A tunnel will be built to connect Denmark and Germany, the present sets in motion towards the future, change hangs in the air. Dara, an ethnologist, arrives to document the houses tagged for demolition. The young Pole, Lucek, and his colleagues prepare the future construction site. Käthe works on the ferry, steadily moving people, their stories, and goods to and fro. Birte and Leif leave their house that has been passed down for generations. Agnes' life resounds in her diaries, collectibles and the walls of her home, which will soon be demolished. A Danish summer: long days turn into blue nights. People meet and part ways again.

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Music and lyrics by Maxi Schulze, Moritz Limmer, Nathalie Raedler and Steven Hanly
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very feminine, very beautiful. Everything is so still, gentle, but packed with emotions. Enjoyed it
16 September 2020 | by mehomehmedbasicSee all my reviews

Giraffe explores an interesting question: If a place disappears or changes, are our memories the only evidence that it ever existed? Should we place so much importance on the way things were, or should we welcome change to the places we hold dear? The premise had promise, but it was let down by it's writing (or lack thereof). The scenery was beautiful, but the narrative was unfocused.

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Release Date:

6 August 2020 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Καμηλοπάρδαλη See more »

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Lolland, Denmark See more »

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