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English title: Neighbours
Original title: Nachbarn
German title: Nachbarn
Switzerland, 2020

Director: Khalil, Mano
Production company: Frame Film GmbH
Co-producers: SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, SRG SSR, ARTE G.E.I.E.
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 124 min.

A small village on the Syrian-Turkish border in the early 1980s: The six-year-old Kurdish boy Sero experiences his first school year in an Arab school and has to watch his small world being radically changed in the course of an absurd nationalism. Humorous yet serious, the film tells of a childhood that also finds its light moments between dictatorship and dark drama.

Castellinaria CFF Bellinzona 2021 (awarded), Olympia CFF Pyrgos 2021 (awarded), Ale Kino! CFF Poznan 2021, "Human Values ??Award" from the Greek Parliamant 2021, Terni IFF 2021 (awarded), BIKY CFF Busan 2022, Haugesund IFF 2023 (awarded)

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Frame Film (CH)

Sold to:
Frenetic (CH)
Barnsteiner-Film (DE)