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Trip We Took With Dad, That

English title: Trip We Took With Dad, That
Original title: Drum cu Tata, La
German title: Reise mit Vater, Die
Romania, Germany, 2016

Director: Miruna-L?z?rescu, Anca
Production company: Filmallee, Strada Film, Mirage Film Studio
Co-producers: BR, ARTE, Chimney, BER film & tv
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 111 min.
Film genre: Feature film

The brothers Mihai and Emil, Romanian-Germans living in Arad, have very little in common other than the concern for their sick father. Mihai, the elder seems to feel at ease in Ceau?escu’s Romania, where he works as a doctor and, although half-heartedly, as a spy for the state power. Emil on the other hand fights passionately against the regime and thereby sometimes gets into situations where only the prudence of his elder brother can save him. One day the good news comes from Dresden, that their father can be operated there. But it is the year 1968 and on their way towards the GDR, they encounter tanks coming their way to crush the Prague Spring. They end up in a makeshift camp just across the German-Czechoslovak border, since Romania refused to give the Soviet Union allegiance. Thanks to their good command of German, the young men soon become indispensable to the authorities. Maybe this is why the family suddenly receives a transit visa and is thus allowed to enter the Federal Republic of Germany. Meeting the class enemy unexpectedly – can this turn out well?

Schlingel Chemnitz 2016, Torino IFF 2016, KinOdiseea Bucarest 2016 (awarded), Black Nights Tallinn 2016

Study guide: Danish

World sales address/es:
Strada Film (RO)

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