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THE CLOUD

by Gregor Schnitzler

synopsis

Hannah is a perfectly ordinary 16-year-old schoolgirl in the town of Schlitz, northeast of Frankfurt. Her single mother has to attend a congress in another city, leaving Hannah in charge of her pestering little brother Uli. Nevertheless, it’s a very special day for her: she gets her first kiss from Elmar, her new boyfriend. Just at this moment the sirens begin to wail. A core melt accident has occurred in a nearby nuclear reactor. A huge radioactive cloud is heading straight toward Schlitz. In its wake some 38,000 people are immediately killed by the fall-out, thousands of others contaminated.

international title: The Cloud
original title: Die Wolke
country: Germany
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Gregor Schnitzler
film run: 98'
release date: DE 16/03/2006
screenplay: Marco Kreuzpaintner
cinematography by: Michael Mieke
film editing: Alex Dittner
art director: Patrick Müller
costumes designer: Ivana Milos
producer: Markus Zimmer
production: Clasart Film & Fernsehproduktion
distributor: Concorde Filmverleih
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