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Our little differences

Our little differences

by Sylvie Michel

The seemingly harmonious relationship between the prestigious Doctor Sebastian (55) and his Bulgarian cleaning lady Yana (58) develops into a vicious power game, when her daughter Vera (22) and Arthur (17), the doctor´s son, vanish witout a trace.

Drama, Germany 2012, 80 min.
Theatrical release: 07.03.2013

Sebastian, a successful fertility doctor, leads a good life. He enjoys an open and easy-going relationship with his son, Arthur. At least that is the way he sees it.
His cleaning lady, Jana, has quite a different approach towards parenting. Sebastian finds Jana to be an overprotective mother. Conversely, Jana shakes her head at how much freedom Sebastian allows his son to have. One night both teenagers go out together, without Jana’s permission. The next morning, Jana panics when she finds out that Arthur and Vera hadn’t returned home from their night out. Attempting to calm her down, Sebastian instead provokes the opposite…

Director Sylvie Michel sensitively presents two people whose lives are closely interwoven, yet who cannot reach out to each other. Intimately observed and empathetically narrated, Our Little Differences is an ironic psychological drama about a deeply disrupted community.

Actor/Actress:  Role
 Wolfram Koch:  Sebastian
 Bettina Stuck: Jana
Leonard Bruckmann:  Arthur
 Silvia Petkova:  Vera
Wilhelm Eilers: Dr. Noack
Cornelia Bruning: Ulrike
Katharina Kubel: Julia
Anne Ratte Polle: Monika
Jaqueline Macaulay:  Frau Thalberg
Mehdi Nebbou:  Herr Thalberg


Director Sylvie Michel
Author Razvan Radulescu, Melissa de Raaf, Sylvie Michel
Producer Thanassis Karathanos, Karl Baumgartner
coproduced by PALLAS FILM
supported by Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg
Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
German Federal Film Board, MEDIA
Distribution Neue Visionen
Director of Photography Mario Masini
Editor Andreas Wodraschke
Sound Design Noemi Hampel
Mixing Lars Ginzel
Production Design Claus Mayr
 Music Andreas Wodraschkle



  •  Internationales Film Festival München
  • Internationales Film Festival Toronto
  • Internationales Film Festival Thessaloniki
  • Festival Nouveau Cinéma Montreal
  • 14th Festival del cinema Europeo
  • SNCGI Preis, best European actor: Wolfram Koch