Die Geschwister

Brother and Sister

Neukölln, a trendy district in Berlin. Living space is scarce here. Without surety, proof of credit worthiness and salary there is no chance at all now. Thies knows this game; he works for a real estate management company and watches that the rules are upheld – until he meets Bruno and Sonja. He provides the dissimilar siblings with a flat free of charge on the quiet. And enters into an affair with the brother. Step by step he becomes more deeply immersed in the secret of the “siblings”. A Berlin film about a loner who gets caught up. About a couple with unclear residency status. About a city everyone wants to live in.

Director's Biography
JAN KRÜGER, born in 1973, is a German director. His short film The Whiz Kids was awarded with the Silver Lion at the Venice International Film Festival. Krüger’s first feature film En Route received the Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. His second and third feature films premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival. // Films (selection): Freunde (The Whiz Kids, 2001, short), Unterwegs (En Route, 2004; CE’04), Tango a pasionado (2006, short), Hotel Paradijs (2007, short), Rückenwind (Light Gradient, 2009; CE’09), Auf der Suche (Looking for Simon, 2011), Die Geschwister (Brother and Sister, 2016)
European Panorama Fiction 2016
Jan Krüger
Germany 2016
89 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Jan Krüger, in collaboration with Anke Stelling
Cinematography Jenny Lou Ziegel
Editing Natali Barrey
Sound/Sounddesign Christian Obermaier, Jochen Jezussek
Music Birger Clausen
With Vladimir Burlakov, Julius Nitschkoff, Irina Potapenko, Hilmi Sözer, Franziska Wulf, Marie-Lou Sellem, Özgür Karadeniz, Anne Müller, Timocin Ziegler, Piotr Strzelecki, Malina Ebert, Kaja Wase, Pascale Schiller
Producer(s) Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber (Schramm Film Koerner & Weber, DE), Tempus Film (PL), WDR (DE)
Schramm Film Koerner & Weber Naumannstraße 79, Haus 38 10829 Berlin Germany koerner@schrammfilm.de weber@schrammfilm.de www.schrammfilm.de
Rechte für Österreich / Austrian Rights
Salzgeber & Co.
Prinzessinnenstraße 29
10969 Berlin, Germany

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
World Premiere