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When the 10-year-old Juri hears from his teacher that there are no pioneers anymore at the end of the GDR, he decides to kidnap the West German theater director Armin, thereby pushing the GDR back by Helmut Kohl and still get Thälmann pioneer and his red neckscarf.

  • Katja Ginnow
  • Janett Lederer
  • Ina Blus
  • Lukas Ritter
  • Leo Heim
    Key Cast
  • Max Herbrechter
    Key Cast
  • Steffen C. Jürgens
    Key Cast
  • Carola Sigg
    Key Cast
  • Michael Sideris
    Key Cast
  • Ulrike Johannson
    Key Cast
  • Tilla Kratochwil
    Key Cast
  • Mona Cathleen Otterbach
    Production Design
  • Caroline Siegner
    Film Editing
  • Svea Schiemann
    Costume Design
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    46 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 EUR
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    Digital ARRI Alexa
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Director Biography - Katja Ginnow

Katja Ginnow was born and grew up in Berlin May, 17th 1989. After finishing school, she worked for various German film and television productions in positions such as a second assistant director and as an assistant setmanager. Since 2013, she has been studying scenic directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

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Director Statement

Our film is supposed to act as a metaphor, because for many people who were born and raised in the GDR, a world collapsed. Suddenly everything they knew, no longer exists, was pulled away under the feet. Through his confusion and his immutable will, Juri makes the whole village to move and give people back a piece of their identity. Just from the point of view of a small boy, gives us the opportunity to open up a small world and make "Nadryw" really colorful. Based on "Moonrise Kingdom", "Amelie" or "Sonnenallee" we want to tell a serious theme with lightness and a certain absurdity. Basically it is a modern fairy tale, in whose center the community of the village stands. And, of course, the question, when can one still believe when the world around you constantly changes?