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  • ©NiKoFilmTöteMich
  • ©NiKoFilmTöteMich
  • ©NiKoFilmTöteMich
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  • ©NiKoFilmTöteMich

Feature Film by Emily Atef, Drama, 91min, 35mm, Colour, GER/FR/CH 2011


©NiKo Film / Wüste Film, Ciné-sud Promotion / Vandertastic / Hugofilm Productions / WDR / ARTE Grand Accord

funded by Filmstiftung NRW, DFFF, BAK Schweiz, FFA, Région PACA, Zürcher Filmstiftung, CNC, MEDIA

German Distribution: Farbfilm Verleih

World Sales: Les Films du Losange



Fifteen-year-old ADELE wants to die. She’s felt alienated by everything around her since the death of her brother. All that remains in her dull, hard-working life is profound sadness. TIMO (43) is on the run. Eight years ago he had been found guilty of murder and jailed. Now he has finally managed to break out of prison. Injured and exhausted, he tries to hide in Adele’s parents’ farm. When Adele discovers the escapee, she makes him a frank and eerie offer: she will help him flee, but once they are in safety, Timo is to kill her. Timo is forced by his circumstances to accept this morbid pact. Suspicion and distrust accompany them on a journey that leads them all the way to Marseille. The boundary between perpetrator and victim fades. The frail Timo can barely stand to be close to this girl; Adele reminds him of his dark duties. The more difficult circumstances become, the more this peculiar couple has to trust each other and eventually both find their way back into life. 


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Emily Atef & Esther Bernstorff

of Photography

Stéphane Kuthy


Beatrice Babin


Olivier Dandré


Cyril Atef & Manfred Eicher

Production Management

Claudia Schurian


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