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UP! UP! TO THE SKY

by Hardi Sturm

synopsis

The story of Arnold, a boy who has believed from an early age that he is an extraterrestrial and now sees his time on earth coming to an end. He tries to build a flying machine so that he can return finally to where he belongs. In his native village, people regard him as a loveable fool. But when a child is hurt in an accident, Arnold is held responsible and admitted to a psychiatric ward. The young doctor Wanda takes on his case as a subject for her doctoral thesis, but the better she gets to know him, the more she becomes uncertain about the initial diagnosis. Could the impossible be possible? Could Arnold be a “visitor”?

original title: Up! Up! To the Sky
country: Germany
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Hardi Sturm
screenplay: Hardi Sturm
cast: Max Riemelt, Katja Riemann, Armin Rohde, Anneke Kim Sarnau, Uwe Rohde, Charly Hübner, Stephan Kampwirth, Matthias Klimsa
film editing: Jeannette Wuerl
art director: Birgit Esser
producer: Ute Schneider, Christof Groos
production: schneider + groos filmproduktion GmbH, NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk
backing: Filmfoerderungsanstalt (FFA), FilmFoerderung Hamburg, Filmstiftung NRW, MSH Schleswig-Holstein, Nordmedia
distributor: Zorro Film
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