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WESTWIND

by Robert Thalheim

synopsis

Doreen und Isabel are 17-year-old twins from rural Saxony in East Germany. The two are successful oarswomen practicing hard to be accepted at a renowned boarding school for athletes. In 1988, a year before the Berlin Wall came down, they have the chance to spend the summer at Lake Balaton in the Soviet satellite state of Hungary. Already on their way to the young pioneer camp, the twins meet a group of guys from the West German city of Hamburg. Doreen falls in love with Arne. For the first time the sisters don´t share everything and need to take the most momentous decision of their lives.

original title: Westwind
country: Germany, Hungary
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Robert Thalheim
film run: 90'
release date: DE 25/08/2011
screenplay: Ilja Haller, Susann Schimk
cast: Friederike Becht, Luise Heyer, Franz Dinda, Volker Bruch
cinematography by: Eeva Fleig
producer: Susann Schimk, Jorg Trentmann, Judit Stalter, Gábor Rajna
production: credo:film GmbH, Laokoon Film, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), ARTE Deutschland
backing: German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, BKM
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