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by Achim von Borries


Four days before the end of the Second World War in Germany. The world is holding its breath. A Soviet Captain and his patrol have occupied an orphanage by the sea; a German army unit is camped on the beach; a secret love affair blooms against all odds. Everyone is weary of fighting, except for the thirteen-year-old orphan Peter, who wants to prove that he is a hero and tries with all his cunning and power to instigate trouble between the opposing troops until he finds a fatherly friend in the supposed enemy and has to learn that the real opponent is lurking elsewhere. This time the boundary lines don’t run between friend and foe, but between good and evil.

international title: 4 Days in May
original title: 4 Tage im Mai
country: Germany, Russia, Ukraine
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Achim von Borries
film run: 90'
release date: DE 29/09/2011, ES 12/04/2013, CZ 16/05/2013, SK 11/07/2013
screenplay: Achim von Borries
cast: Pavel Wenzel, Aleksey Guskov, Grigory Dobrygin, Ivan Shvedoff, Sergey Legostaev, Andrey Merzlikin, Maksim Kovalevski, Jevgenij Sitochin, Vladimir Svirskiy, Gertrud Roll
cinematography by: Bernd Fischer
film editing: Antje Zynga
art director: Agi Ariunsaichan Dawaachu
costumes designer: Nicole Fischnaller
music: Thomas Feiner
producer: Stefan Arndt, Aleksey Guskov, Oleg Stepanenko
production: X Filme Creative Pool, HR - Hessischer Rundfunk, ARTE Deutschland, NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk, ZAO Studio F.A.F./Moscow, LCC Aurora Production/Kiev
backing: German Federal Film Fund, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Board, Landesförderinstitut Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, MEDIA Programme, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, State Cinematography Office Ukraine
distributor: X Verleih, Paycom Multimedia, Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o.
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