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UNDER THE SUN

by Baran bo Odar

synopsis

August 1984. The summer is maddening hot. The 23rd Olympic Summer Games are taking place in Los Angeles. On a radio show, Ronald Reagan makes a joke about bombing Russia. A catastrophic drought causes a bad harvest in over twenty African countries; every month over 20,000 children are dying in Ethiopia. None of this really matters to a young boy named Victor, who is wrapped up in his own world... During the summer vacation, Victor is sent for the weekend to his aunt and his cousin's. This shouldn't be that special, if it wasn't for his infatuation with his 15-year-old cousin Denise or the terrible neighbour's dog he was attacked by years ago. Perhaps the incident at the bridge would have never happened...

international title: Under the Sun
original title: Unter der Sonne
country: Germany
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Baran bo Odar
film run: 60'
screenplay: Baran bo Odar
cast: Maximilian Waldmann, Janina Stopper, Astrid M. Fuenderich, Alexandra von Schwerin, Kristian Wanzl, Uwe Rohde
cinematography by: Nikolaus Summerer
film editing: Mike Marzuk
art director: Heike Lange, Sarah Jablonka
music: Oliver Thiede
producer: Maren Lüthje, Florian Schneider
production: lüthje schneider hörl film, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF), ARTE France, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
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