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by Christoph Schaub


Franz Engi returns to the village where he grew up after having lived abroad for over 30 years, only to realise that things are entirely different. The school is about to be closed because now there are only a few families with children living in the village. Franz is shocked. The closing of the school is particularly significant for him: the school's teacher, Eva, is his daughter, but he does not dare to tell her. In order to help Eva and get to know her better, Franz decides to enrol as a pupil at the school. Although he does indeed become friends with Eva, a lot has to happen before he can tell her who he really is…

original title: Sternenberg
country: Switzerland
sales agent: Telepool
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Christoph Schaub
film run: 88'
release date: CH 22/04/2004
screenplay: Micha Lewinsky
cast: Sara Capretti, Mathias Gnädinger, Walo Lüönd, Stephen Sikder, Daniel Rohr, Hanspeter Müller
cinematography by: Peter Indergand
film editing: Marina Wernli
art director: Marie-Claude Lang Brenguier
costumes designer: Dorothee Schmid
music: Balz Bachmann, Peter Bräker
production: Langfilm, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
distributor: Buena Vista International Switzerland
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