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Welcome to Germany (Willkommen bei den Hartmanns)

© Picture Tree International GmbH
© Picture Tree International GmbH
Saturday, November 4, 6:30 pm

Germany, 2016, 116 min., Director / Screenplay: Simon Verhoeven, With: Senta Berger, Heiner Lauterbach, Florian David Fitz, Palina Rojinski, Elyas M’Barek, Eric Kabongo, World Sales: Picture Tree International GmbH

  • Audience Award; Best Production (Bavarian Film Prize 2016)
  • Audience Award (German Film Award 2017)

Angela and Richard Hartmann and their two adult children are a well-off Munich family with everything in its proper order. Or so it seems. Until Angelika, a retired teacher, decides – against the will of her skeptical husband – to take in a refugee. Soon afterwards, the young Nigerian Diallo moves into the luxurious Hartmann home and a whirlwind of both awkward and funny complications ensues. The picture-perfect family is challenged with disruption as Angelika and Richard’s marriage gets put to the test, their son Philip launches a promising career in China and gradually neglects his own son and Diallo’s chances of integration are threatened as racism, bureaucracy, hatred and skepticism come to a head.

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Simon Verhoeven © Picture Tree International

Simon Verhoeven
(b. 1972, Munich) studied in New York and Boston and appeared in numerous television and feature films. Continuing in a similar comedic vein to his award-winning Men in the City (Männerherzen, 2009), this is a comedy about one of Germany’s most controversial current issues.