Fremder Freund

Deutschland 2003 Spielfilm

Summary

The Friend

We were friends. Were we?

He doesn’t mention that he’s leaving, says no good-byes. He parties one last time as if there was no tomorrow and the next day simply disappears: Yunes, 22 years old, a process engineering student in Berlin, born in Yemen.

 

Chris, his German roommate, begins to worry. He remembers their friendship: how they first met in a Turkish grocery shop, the careful approach of two foreign cultures, the discussions about women, the great times with Julia and Nora. In cases when it really mattered, Chris and Yunes were always there for each other.

But there are also things Chris never understood: moments in which pride and anger flared up in Yunes and frightened everybody around him. Times when his thoughts seemed to be infinitely far away. And the changes in his beliefs and his behavior for which there were never any explanations.

Chris starts looking for him. Yunes’ parents in Yemen don’t know anything.
Neither does his ex-girlfriend. He broke off contact with his friends, his Islamic group has disbanded. He remains untraceable.

And then it’s September 11, 2001.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director

Director of photography

Editing

Cast

All Credits

Director

Assistant director

Director of photography

2nd Camera unit

Still photography

Prop master

Make-up artist

Costume design

Editing

Assistant editor

Sound

Sound assistant

Audio mixing

Special effects

Cast

Producer (TV)

Line producer

Unit production manager

Location manager

Production assistant

Shoot

    • 15.01.2003 - 14.02.2003: Berlin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Duration:
2878 m, 105 min
Format:
DV - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SR
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 01.12.2003, 96219, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 30.06.2003, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 11.12.2003;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 23.07.2004, ZDF

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Fremder Freund
  • weiterer Titel Fremde Freunde

Versions

Original

Duration:
2878 m, 105 min
Format:
DV - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SR
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 01.12.2003, 96219, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 30.06.2003, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 11.12.2003;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 23.07.2004, ZDF

Awards

FIRST STEPS Award 2003
  • First Step Award, Abendfüllende Spielfilm