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Vacation

GER 2007, 91 min

Four generations meet in a summer mansion as past resentments are vented the idyllic atmosphere slowly starts to crack.

Synopsis

Anna, Robert and their teenage son Max plan on spending an idyllic sojourn at their remote country house. In the course of the vacation more and more members of their extended family show up – to all of them the mansion is a special place. The idyll doesn’t last long, when past resentments are vented and long-kept secrets revealed ...

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Language: German, Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Press reviews

Confirming the delicate stillness of his 2001 drama “One fine Day” as a prevalent element of his style, writer-director Thomas Arslan takes an equally serene look at a large family on vacation in a quiet, fleetingly rewarding drama. (Eddie Cockrell, Variety, 27.02.2007)

Awards and Festivals

- Berlinale Panorama 2007

Credits

Director and Screenplay
Thomas Arslan
With
Angela Winkler, Karoline Eichhorn, Uwe Bohm, Anja Schneider, Gudrun Ritter, Wigand Witting, Amir Hadzic, Babette Semmer, Leyla Bobaj, Aaron Raabe
Director of Photography
Michael Wiesweg
Assistent Camera
Kristina Klunkert
Editor
Bettina Blickwede
Art Director
Gabriella Ausonio
Make-up Artist
Monika Münnich
Costume Design
Birgitt Kilian, Claudia Gonschorek
Sound
Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Sound Mixing
Ansgar Frerich
Assistant Director
Anne Drees
Production Manager
Heino Herrenbrück
Producer
Thomas Arslan
Produced by
Pickpocket Filmproduktion
In Co-Production with
ZDF, 3Sat
Founded by
Film- und Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM)
World Premiere
13.02.2007, Berlin, IFF – Panorama Special
German Theatrical Release
14.06.2007

DVD-Details

Extras
Shorfilm AM RAND by Thomas Arslan (24 min), Berlinale Press Conference  (15 min)
Language
German
Subtitles
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Country Code
Code-free
System
PAL / Color
Length
91 min + 39 min Extras
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
DD 2.0 + 5.1
Content
Softbox (Set Content: 1)
Release Date
14.12.2007
Rating
Without age restriction