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by Denis Dercourt


Opening at the begininng of the 1980s in former East Germany, the film centres on Paul who enters into a pact on his 16th birthday with fellow pupil Georg to take care of Georg's girlfriend Anna. The only condition is that Georg, who unexpectedly has to move away, would get her back whenever he so desires. 30 years pass and Paul and Anna are happily married with two children. Then, one day, Georg suddenly re-appears and is appointed as Paul's new boss. Has he come back for Anna and what other secrets might come to the surface....

original title: Zum Geburtstag (Pour ton anniversaire)
country: Germany, France
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH (a brand of Telepool GmbH)
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Denis Dercourt
film run: 86'
release date: DE 19/09/2013, FR 08/01/2014
screenplay: Denis Dercourt
cast: Mark Waschke, Marie Bäumer, Sylvester Groth, Sophie Rois, Saskia Rosendahl, Johannes Zeiler, Felix Kruttke, Sinje Irslinger
cinematography by: Matteo Cocco
film editing: Hansjörg Weißbrich
art director: Petra Barchi
producer: Markus Halberschmidt, Marcelo Busse
production: Busse & Halberschmidt Filmproduktion GbR, MACT Productions, Cité Films
distributor: X Verleih, Jour2fête
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