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.
|Wilhelm Eilers:||Dr. Noack|
|Anne Ratte Polle:||Monika|
|Jaqueline Macaulay:||Frau Thalberg|
|Mehdi Nebbou:||Herr Thalberg|
|Author||Razvan Radulescu, Melissa de Raaf, Sylvie Michel|
|Producer||Thanassis Karathanos, Karl Baumgartner|
|Production||TWENTY TWENTY VISION|
|coproduced by||PALLAS FILM|
|supported by||Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg|
|German Federal Film Board, MEDIA|
|Director of Photography||Mario Masini|
|Sound Design||Noemi Hampel|
|Production Design||Claus Mayr|
- 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