Former East Germany in the early
1980s. Paul tricked Georg into handing over his girlfriend Anna to him. But the
pact they made stipulated that Georg can have her back whenever he wishes. Years
pass. Anna and Paul are successful, married, with two children. Then Georg
appears - and he hasn't forgotten the pact.
A gritty, nail-biting psycho-thriller from the director of "The Page Turner" (Cannes 2006) and "Demain des l'aube" (Cannes 2009), starring Mark Waschke ("Barbara"), Marie Bäumer ("The Counterfeiters"), Sylvester Groth ("Inglorious Basterds"), Sophie Rois ("Enemy at the Gates"), Saskia Rosendahl (Shooting Star 2013) and Johannes Zeiler ("Faust").
The forgery was anything but
professional, and the reaction not at all what he expected: on the hillside, by
the lake, many years ago in former East Germany, Paul, 16, tricked Georg into
giving up his girlfriend Anna to him with a forged love letter. No raised
voices, no accusations, no gallant fighting over the pretty damsel. Just one
condition from Georg: that Paul has to give him Anna back, the "same Anna," in
due time, when Georg sees fit. Also on the hillside, by the lake, on that same
day, were two other youths; a boy and a girl whose lives were about to be
transformed by a mean, petty deceit.
Many years have passed, and Paul
is a successful investment-firm employee. Anna, who married Paul years ago, is
a professor. Their two teenage children, a girl and boy, are their pride and
joy. But then Georg reenters their lives, first as Paul's boss, then as a
family friend, along with his wife Yvonne - the girl from the hillside...
Strange things then begin to happen. Compromising photos, a professional
setback for Paul, the uncomfortable feeling that Georg might have worked for
the Stasi... And what Paul fears the most: Georg
wants Anna back...
|Original Title||Zum Geburtstag|
busse & halberschmidt, in co-production with Cité Films and Mact Productions
|Year Of Production||2013|
|Country Of Origin||Germany|
|Language Versions||German [OV], English [SUB TITLE], French [SUB TITLE]|
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