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by Micha Lewinsky


Emil has fallen in love with Larissa. But before the two can really get to know one another, Larissa dies unexpectedly. And Emil, who only wants to obscure the sad truth about Larissa’s death, is mistaken for her former boyfriend. Larissa’s family takes a sincere liking to Emil; her sister Nora even begins to take an interest in the young man who had apparently been with Larissa during the last weeks of her life. Emil is suddenly needed and finds he is able to console Larissa’s family. But the closer his relationship with Nora becomes, all the more difficult it becomes for Emil to live with his fabricated past.

international title: The Friend
original title: Der Freund
country: Switzerland
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Micha Lewinsky
screenplay: Micha Lewinsky
cast: Philippe Graber, Johanna Bantzer, Michel Voïta, Andrea Bürgin, Urs Jucker, Emilie Welti
cinematography by: Pierre Mennel
film editing: Marina Wernli
art director: Marie-Claude Brenguier
costumes designer: Charlotte Sonja Willi, Carola Ruckdesche
music: Marcel Vaid, Emilie Welti
producer: Bernard Lang
production: Langfilm, Teleclub AG
distributor: Frenetic Films

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