“[Director] Jakob Zapf delivers an all-too-important social drama about a gruff old man’s friendship with a refugee girl.” – EPD Film

“A beautiful, touching film…” – Kinofilmwelt

A cantankerous old man and a resourceful young girl strike up an unlikely friendship after she breaks into his home to escape immigration police.

Features stellar performances by Jurgen Prochnow (DAS BOOT), Pegah Ferydoni (WOMEN WITHOUT MEN), and Milena Pribak in her acting debut, this poignant first feature from Jakob Zapf is a timely and heartfelt story of courage and compassion.

“The gaunt curmudgeon is a godsend for the film.” – Film-Rezensionen

“A triumph of compassion.” – C. Sterling, The Sound View

  • WINNER: Best Feature Special Mention, Socially Relevant Film Festival
  • WINNER: Best Feature Director, Jakarta International Film Festival
  • WINNER: Best Feature Film Honorable Mention, Deep Focus Film Festival
  • WINNER: Talented New Director, Madrid International Film Festival
  • WINNER: Best Actress Special Mention (Milena Pribak), Social World Film Festival
  • WINNER: Best Feature and Best Music, Across the Globe Film Festival
  • WINNER: Human Rights and Dignity Award, Tryon International Film Festival
  • WINNER: Best Director, Firenze Film Festival
  • WINNER: Best Feature Film, International Diversity Film Festival
  • NOMINEE: Best Feature, Prague Film Awards
  • NOMINEE: Best Foreign Film, Oslo Film Festival
  • NOMINEE: Global Landscape Award, Cinequest
  • NOMINEE: Best Actor (Jurgen Prochnow), Buenos Aires International Film Festival

“A humane film which is on the side of the angels.” – CinePhil

2020 / 94 minutes / German w/English sub-titles / A film by Jakob Zapf


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