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PINGPONG

by Matthias Luthardt

synopsis

Paul, 16, turns up uninvited to visit his relatives. Having recently lost his father, Paul is searching for an ideal world, and he intrudes upon the seemingly ideal family. After rejecting him at first, Aunt Anna slowly drags him into her side. Paul is attracted to her. Only too late he realizes that he has been drawn under control, and is now at her mercy. Paul’s hurt drives him into an act of desperation.

international title: Pingpong
original title: Pingpong
country: Germany
sales agent: Media Luna New Films
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Matthias Luthardt
film run: 89'
release date: DE 17/11/2006, FR 24/01/2007
screenplay: Meike Hauck, Matthias Luthardt
cast: Sebastian Urzendowsky, Marion Mitterhammer, Clemens Berg, Falk Rockstroh
cinematography by: Christian Marohl
film editing: Florian Miosge
art director: Friederike Hagen
costumes designer: Andrea Schein
music: Matthias Petsche
producer: Niklas Bäumer
production: Junifilm, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF), MDR Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, KOPPMEDIA
distributor: Arsenal Filmverleih, Les Acacias (FR)