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Year of Production 2017

My Brother Simple

English title: 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

Synopsis:
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.

Festivals:
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

World sales address/es:
Global Screen (DE)

Sold to:
Universum (DE)