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My Brother Simpel

English title: My Brother Simpel
Original title: Simpel
German title: Simpel
Germany, 2017

Director: Goller, Markus
Production company: Letterbox, C-Films
Co-producers: Amalia Film, ZDF
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.

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Based on the novel by world-famous French writer Marie-Aude Murail.

Shanghai IFF 2017, Zurich IFF 2017, Bavarian Film Award 2017, Kristiansand CFF 2018 (awarded), Cleveland IFF 2018, Schlingel Chemnitz 2018

World sales address/es:
Global Screen (DE)

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Universum (DE)