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HOUNDS

by Ann-Kristin Reyels

synopsis

It is shortly before Christmas. Henrik and his 16-year-old son Lars live together at an old farmstead in the Uckermark, in the northeastern corner of Germany. The barn is to be renovated as a wedding hotel. Since father and son are not from this area, they live in isolation from the local inhabitants. The relationship between Lars and Henrik is marked by a complete lack of communication. When Lars learns about an affair his father is having with his Aunt Jana, he feels more alone than ever. Lars meets Marie. Together they roam through the enchanted wintry countryside. The family chaos at the festival of love reaches a peak when Lars’ mother unexpectedly shows up with her lover. The future venue for wedding couples turns into a battlefield of emotions.

international title: Hounds
original title: Jagdhunde
country: Germany
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Ann-Kristin Reyels
release date: DE 17/10/2007, FR 12/12/2007, NO 25/07/2008, NL 04/12/2008
screenplay: Ann-Kristin Reyels, Marek Helsner
cast: Constantin von Jascheroff, Josef Hader, Luise Berndt, Sven Lehmann, Judith Engel
cinematography by: Florian Foest
film editing: Halina Daugird
art director: Grit Wendicke
costumes designer: Dörte Schneider
music: Henry Reyels
producer: Susann Schimk, Joerg Trentmann, Fabian Pöhlmann
production: credo:film GmbH, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
distributor: Zauberland Filmverleih, ASC Distribution (FR), Aquilarre (ES), Filmoptimistene (NO), Filmmuseum Distributie (NL)
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