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EURO KIDS - SCREENINGS 2004/2005

 
 
 
 
 
 

EN GARDE

Original Title

En Garde

Director

Ayse Polat

Genre

Drama

Country of origin

Germany

Language spoken

German

Year of production

2004

Production

X-Filme Creative Pool
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
Intervista Digital Media

Domestic distribution/World Sales

X Verleih AG

Domestic release

9 December 2004 (Germany)

Awards

Hamburg Film Festival 2004 (Otto-Sprenger New Talent Award)
Locarno International Film Festival 2004 (Bronze Leopard Best Actress, Silver Leopard)

 

Selected for BUFF 2005

 

SYNOPSIS

Sixteen-year-old Alice was put into a Catholic educational institute for girls by her mother. She is quite different from the other girls: Because of her extreme sense of hearing she perceives the world around her differently from other people and prefers to stay pretty much by herself. In the home she meets Berivan, a Kurdish girl stranded in the same place hoping for a positive judgment from the German immigration authorities. Gradually, Alice opens up to Berivan and they become friends. But the situation between the two begins to dramatically get out of control after Berivan falls in love...