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Year of Production 2019

Too Far Away

English title: Too Far Away
Original title: Zu weit weg
German title: Zu weit weg
Germany, 2019

Director: Winkenstette, Sarah
Production company: Weydemann Brothers
Co-producers: Orange Roughy Filmproduktion, Rotor Film, Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Length: 86 min.

Synopsis:
11-year-old Ben's village will soon be only an open brown coal mine. He and his family move to a nearby city but Ben fails to fit in at his new school. Bullied, he returns secretly to his old, abandoned home. His one pleasure, football, pales with the arrival of 12-year-old Tariq, a Syrian refugee and better player. But when bureaucracy stops Tariq playing and he runs away, Ben finds him and learns that Tariq is desperate to be reunited with his scattered family. To cheer him up, Ben shares his biggest secret: the village. Jealousy on the football field becomes friendship and understanding. So when Tariq's brother calls from Amsterdam, wanting Tariq to join him, he will leave with happy memories and Ben can finally feel at home in his new life.

Festivals:
Kristiansand CFF 2019

Website: www.weydemannbros.com/en/filme/zu-weit-weg

World sales address/es:
Studio Hamburg Enterprises (D)

Sold to:
Farbfilm-Verleih (D)