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Osdorf

Osdorf

A portrait of youngsters in Osdorfer Born, a Hamburg district with grave social problems and a large immigrant population. With unemployment and petty crime all around them, the boys hardly stand a chance of staying on the straight and narrow. They protect themselves by aggressively identifying with their neighbourhood and acting like hard men, keeping their sensitivity carefully concealed. People respect machos, they think. A visit to real prisoners in a real jail is supposed to show them how fast they can wreck their lives. The film manages to get close to the boys and penetrate the facade of their indifference.

European Panorama 2008

Maja Classen

Germany 2007
BetaSP/Farbe
75 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Christoph Lemmen, Johannes Neumann
Editing
Thomas Krause
Music
Nicolas Höppner

Production

Produzent Max Springer

Hochschule für Film & Fernsehen (HFF) Konrad Wolf
Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11
14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg
Deutschland
T + 49 331 6202 564
F + 49 331 6202 569
World Sales

Hochschule für Film & Fernsehen (HFF) Konrad Wolf
Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11
14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg
Deutschland
T + 49 331 6202 564
F + 49 331 6202 569
distribution@hff-potsdam.de