INFO

Year:

2012

Genre:

Drama

Locations:

Danzig (Poland), Vienna

Script:

Michael Gruber

Director:

Nikolaus Leytner

Camera:

H. Dunzendorfer

Cutter:

Karin Hartusch

Music:

Matthias Weber



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PLOT

Widow Maria Niemann lives at "St. Valentin” retirement home. She has grown quite fond of Jakob, who tells her stories of his East Prussian homeland and his childhood friend Paul, whom he has not seen for many years. One day Maria has a wild idea: Jakob should realize his dream of sailing across the Baltic Sea with Paul.

 

And so the two embark upon their journey, renting a car despite the fact that Maria has no driver’s license and Jakob has not driven in years. At the Polish border, they are forced to hitchhike when they learn that the rental car may not be taken out of Germany. They finally track down Paul – but his old friend suffers from dementia and is confined to a wheelchair.

 

When Jakob’s estranged son Franz learns his dad has fled the nursing home, he follows him. After an argument, he returns home, leaving Jakob and Maria to take Paul on their wonderful boat journey. Their boat suddenly springing a leak is only one of the many adventures awaiting them.


 

Partner

Editorial Department:

Hans-Wolfgang Jurgan/ARD

Andrea Artner/ORF

 

 

Subsidy Agencies:

Fernsehfonds Austria

 

 

 

Cast
Crew
Name
Part

Christiane Hörbiger

Maria Niemann

Prod. Manager

Thomas Pascher

Michael Mendl

Jakob Frankl

Sound

Max Vornehm

Roman Knizka

Franz Frankl

Set designer

Bertram Reiter

Julia Cencig

Angelika Scholla

Costume

Caterina Czepek

Hans Michael Rehberg

Paul Scholla

Make up

Martin Geisler, Claudia Herold

 


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