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We Monsters

SHANGHAI IFF

In order to reunite her separated parents, teenager Sarah “confesses” to killing her best friend. Their need to protect their only child takes precedence over the law, creating a web of lies with no way out.

Synopsis

Paul and Christine know: Their teenager daughter Sarah, thrown off track by their separation, is capable of anything, including killing her best friend. Wanting to protect their daughter they thus decide to hide the crime. Their joined guilt forces the family back together creating a web of lies and deadly intentions with no way out.

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Director: Sebastian Ko
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Original title: Wir Monster
English title: We Monsters
Country of production: Germany
Year of production: 2015
Length: 95 min
Color: colour
Screening format: DCP / 16:9 / 5.1 / 95 Min. / Germany 2015
Original language: German
Subtitles: English

Cast: Mehdi Nebbou, Ulrike C. Tscharre, Janina Fautz, Marie Bendig, Ronald Kukulies, Britta Hammelstein
Scriptwriter: Marcus Seibert & Sebastian Ko
Director of photography: Andreas Köhler
Editor: Nicole Kortlüke
Sound design: Constantin Bömers
Music: Dürbeck & Dohmen
Producers: Roswitha Ester & Torsten Reglin
Production company: Ester.Reglin.Film
Co-production company: WDR, ARTE
Supported by: WDR, ARTE and Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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Festivals / Awards

Max-Ophüls-Preis 2015, Germany
Festival of German Films Ludwigshafen 2015, Germany
Shanghai Int'l Film Festival 2015, China
Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2015, USA
Reykjavik Int'l Film Festival 2015, Island
Chicago Int'l Film Festival 2015, USA
Mostra Sao Paulo 2015, Brazil
Leiden Film Festival 2015, The Netherlands
Cottbus Film Festival 2015, Germany
Augenblick Film Festival Strasbourg 2015, France
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA
Cleveland International Film Festival, USA
Beijing International Film Festival, China
Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea
Ankara Film Festival, Turkey
Das Festival des deutschen Films, Spain
Kolobrzeg Suspense Film Festival, Poland - Honorable mention award, Eye On Films Competition 2016
Cinematik, Slovakia

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