Too Far Away

Sentimental Film/Family, Germany 2019

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Congratulations to Nicole Kortlüke on winning the Lola for Best Editing for SEVEN WINTERS IN TEHERAN! Her editing in "Too Far Away" is partly responsible for the subtle messages of a double loss of home and the exciting soccer scenes. Ben, a twelve-year-old boy, and his family are forced to leave their beloved village, which is slated for destruction to make way for a lignite mine. They start afresh in a nearby village, but Ben struggles to adapt, feeling like an outsider in his new school. It's only when he immerses himself in his true passion, soccer, that he finally starts to feel at home. However, his joy is short-lived when Tariq, a newcomer to the team, outshines him on the field. Initial tensions give way to a surprising realization - Ben and Tariq share more in common than they could have imagined. Tariq, a Syrian refugee, has also experienced the loss of his home, setting the stage for an unlikely friendship.
Audio language:
German
Subtitles:
English

Awards

Siffcy - Smile Festival Neu-Delhi 2019 ECFA Award, Best Feature Film
Festival Oulu 2019 ECFA Award
Schlingel - Filmfestival 2019 Preis der Ökumenischen Jury Preis des Goethe Instituts

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Cast:

Yoran Leicher (Ben)

Anna König (Nane)

Andreas Nickl (Sven)

Ben Nicolas Behrend (Luca)

Mohamed Achour (Trainer Rainer)

Julia Hirt (Isa)

Anna Böttcher (Mrs. Pawletta)

Sobhi Awad (Tariq)

Original language:

German

Format:

2.39:1 HD, Color

Age recommendation of the KJF:

Starting at 10 years

Ratings:

FBW "besonders wertvoll"

Age rating:

FSK 0

Audio language:

German

Subtitles:

English