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by Alain Gsponer


1997. Tiger, a Serb living in Germany is best friends with an illegal Albanian refugee, Kiki. A natural hustler, Kiki sweet-talks his way into odd jobs and women's hearts. The bond between the two men appears unbreakable, but the combination of Tiger's malicious father, who despises Albanians, and Kiki's new German girlfriend conspires to draw them apart. An emotional roller coaster, Gsponer's film casts a cold light on the reality of refugees' lives in Europe today. Powerfully acted, this is an auspicious feature debut for such a young director.

original title: Kiki & Tiger
country: Germany, Switzerland
sales agent: Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Alain Gsponer
film run: 55'
screenplay: Alain Gsponer, Edin Hinrichs-Hadzimahovic, Alexander Buresch
cast: Lenn Kudrjawizki, Stipe Erceg, Monika Ebert, Marek Wlodarczyk
cinematography by: Matthias Fleischer
film editing: Michael Schaerer
art director: Andreas Marquard
music: Marius Lange
producer: Rima Schmidt
production: SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
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