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My Brother Simple

Original title: Simpel
German title: Simpel
Germany, 2017

Director: Goller, Marcus
Production company: Letterbox Filmproduktion
Co-producers: C-Films, Amalia Film
Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Length: 111 min.
Film genre: Feature film

When his mentally handicapped brother is to be sent to a home, Ben and Simple run away, trying to find their long-lost father.

Ever since Ben can think, he and his brother they call "Simple" have been thick as thieves. Simple is 22 years old, but mentally he's a three-year-old. Even if Simple can be a nuisance, Ben can't imagine life without him. When their mother dies unexpectedly, Simple is supposed to be sent to a care home. But Ben won't stand for it. They run away together, and after a crazy odyssey and a night spent outside under the stars, Ben realizes there's only one way out: They have to find their Dad, whom they haven't seen for 15 years.

Shanghai IFF 2017, Zürich IFF 2017, Bavaran Film Prize 2017, Kristiansand CFF 2018 (awarded), Transilvania IFF Romania 2018, Juniorfest Pilsen 2018, Cinemagi Haugesund 2019, Tromsø CFF 2019

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