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Friend, The *

Original title: Freund, Der
German title: Freund, Der
Switzerland, 2007

Director: Lewinsky, Micha
Production company: Langfilm
Age recommendation: 14 years and up

Emil has fallen in love with Larissa. But before the two can really get to know one another, Larissa dies unexpectedly. And Emil, who only wants to obscure the sad truth about Larissa’s death, is mistaken for her former boyfriend. Larissa’s family takes a sincere liking to Emil; her sister Nora even begins to take an interest in the young man who had apparently been with Larissa during the last weeks of her life. Emil is suddenly needed and finds he is able to console Larissa’s family. But the closer his relationship with Nora becomes, all the more difficult it becomes for Emil to live with his fabricated past.

Switzerland Film Award 2008, Gaffa Vienna 2009

Website: www.derfreund.ch

World sales address/es:
Langfilm (CH)

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