Germany. 2018, feature film, German with English subtitles, 100 min. | Director: David Nawrath | Cast: Rainer Bock, Albrecht Schuch, Thorsten Merten, Uwe Preuss, Roman Kanonik, Nina Gummich | Screenplay: David Nawrath, Paul Salisbury | Camera: Tobias von dem Borne | Editing: Stefan Oliveira-Pita | Music: Enis Rotthoff | Production: 23/5 Filmproduktion
Together with his moving squad, the furniture packer Walter, an aged former weightlifter, is supposed to evict tenants from an apartment. When the door of the old building opens, he believes he recognizes the young father as his son, whom he abandoned years ago. It’s the beginning of a cautious approach and a momentous attempt to rescue the young family from danger.
studied Directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). In 2011, he was selected for the Résidence du Festival du Cannes in Paris. His films include short films, such as Dunkle Zeit
(2006), Was bleibt
(2007), Eine Minute Freiheit
(2008), and Der neue Tag
(2009). The Mover
(2018) is his feature debut and was nominated for the German Film Awards in the categories Best Screenplay and Best Actor.
This event is part of the Film Festival “…and the winners are…” - a joint project by the Goethe-Institut and the German Film Academy. In Seattle, the series takes place in the frame of the Year of German-American Friendship and is co-organized by the Goethe Pop Up Seattle with local partners NWFF and SIFF.