WESTWIND      doreen and isabel are 17-year-old twins from rural saxony in the gdr. the two are successful oarswomen practicing hard to be accepted at a renowned boarding school for athletes. in 1988, they have the chance to spend the summer at lake balaton in the soviet satellite state of hungary. already on their way to the young pioneer camp, the twins meet a group of guys from the west german city of hamburg. doreen falls in love with arne. for the first time the sisters don’t share everything and need to take the most momentous decision of their lives.      cast:  friederike becht, luise heyer, franz dinda, volker bruch, hans uwe bauer, hannes wegener, albrecht schuch, golo euler, ole fischer      screenplay:  ilja haller, susann schimk  director:  robert thalheim  dramaturgie:  iain dilthey  dop:  eeva fleig  sound:  anton feist, uwe bossenz, detlef schitto  editors:  stefan kobe, christoph sturm, oliver gothoff  costume design:  nadine kremeier  make-up artist:  nadine tschöpe  music:  christian conrad  commissioning editors:  schristian cloos (zdf), doris hepp (zdf/arte), birgit kämper (arte)  co-producers:  judith stalter, gabor sipos, gabor rajna  producers:  susann schimk, jörg trentmann     fiction, 89 min, hd, colour, dolby digital, 1:1,85, 25fps     credo:film in co-production with laokoonfilm budapest, zdf kleines fernsehspiel and arte      distribution company:   zorro film   world sales:   beta film       awards:  chicago international children’s film festival (2012): winner of the youth jury prize in the category “feature film”, german film academy award (2012): preselection in the category “fiction”, film|neu washington, usa(2012): opening film and “audience favorite”, seal of approval “highly recommended” by the german film review board      webpage of the film       purchase a dvd:   order online      © 2011 credo:film gmbh/ laokoonfilm budapest/ zdf kleines fernsehspiel/ arte

WESTWIND

 

doreen and isabel are 17-year-old twins from rural saxony in the gdr. the two are successful oarswomen practicing hard to be accepted at a renowned boarding school for athletes. in 1988, they have the chance to spend the summer at lake balaton in the soviet satellite state of hungary. already on their way to the young pioneer camp, the twins meet a group of guys from the west german city of hamburg. doreen falls in love with arne. for the first time the sisters don’t share everything and need to take the most momentous decision of their lives.

 

cast: friederike becht, luise heyer, franz dinda, volker bruch, hans uwe bauer, hannes wegener, albrecht schuch, golo euler, ole fischer

 

screenplay: ilja haller, susann schimk
director: robert thalheim
dramaturgie: iain dilthey
dop: eeva fleig
sound: anton feist, uwe bossenz, detlef schitto
editors: stefan kobe, christoph sturm, oliver gothoff
costume design: nadine kremeier
make-up artist: nadine tschöpe
music: christian conrad
commissioning editors: schristian cloos (zdf), doris hepp (zdf/arte), birgit kämper (arte)
co-producers: judith stalter, gabor sipos, gabor rajna
producers: susann schimk, jörg trentmann

 

fiction, 89 min, hd, colour, dolby digital, 1:1,85, 25fps

 

credo:film in co-production with laokoonfilm budapest, zdf kleines fernsehspiel and arte

 

distribution company: zorro film
world sales: beta film

 

awards: chicago international children’s film festival (2012): winner of the youth jury prize in the category “feature film”, german film academy award (2012): preselection in the category “fiction”, film|neu washington, usa(2012): opening film and “audience favorite”, seal of approval “highly recommended” by the german film review board

 

webpage of the film

 

purchase a dvd: order online

 

© 2011 credo:film gmbh/ laokoonfilm budapest/ zdf kleines fernsehspiel/ arte