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by Christian Wagner

Warchild

Synopsis

Sarajevo 2005, the war has been over for years, but it still holds 30-year old Senada hostage. Her daughter, Aida, has been "missing" for nearly ten years, but Senada has not yet forsaken the hope that she is alive. When Senada finds evidence that the Red Cross flew children to Germany during the war, she follows the trail immediately and arrives after a long journey in Ulm, where she is rewarded for her determination: Aida had actually been brought to Germany. But the now 12-year-old Kristina has been adopted by a German family that loves her more than anything. Senada is confronted with a difficult decision: should she insist on the return of her daughter, wrenching her from her social circumstances and life in Germany, or return alone to Bosnia with the knowledge that her daughter is alive and doing well?

Director

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

2007 - WOMEN WHILE FLEEING (Frauen auf der Flucht) (doc)
2006 – WARCHILD – BALKAN BLUES TRILOGY II (Warchild - Stille Sehnsucht)
2002 – GHETTO KIDS
2000 – TEN CRAZY DAYS (Zehn wahnsinnige Tage)
1997 – ZITA – BALKAN BLUES TRILOGY I (short)
1994 – TRANSATLANTIS
1990 – TRAIN
1988 – WALLER’S LAST TRIP (Wallers letzter Gang)
1984 – BORN TO BE FREE IN CAPTIVITY (Eingeschlossen, frei zu sein)
1981 – DER PROPHETOR

Cast

Senada - Labina Mitevska
Samr - Senad Basic
Beate Heinle - Crescentia Duensser
Lars Heinle - Otto Kukla
Frau Jandrasko - Katrin Sass
Aida / Kristina - Joelle Ludwig
Marija - Miranda Leonhardt
Dzigera / Schlepper - Zdenko Jelcic
Tonyslav - Heinrich Schmieder

Crew

Directed by: Christian Wagner
Screenplay: Edin Hadzimahovic
Producer: Christian Wagner
Director of Photography: Thomas Mauch
Editor: Jens Klüber
Production Design: Otto Kinzer / Dusko Milavec
Costume Design: Gudrun Schretzmeier
Music: Konstantia Gourzi, Xaver Naudascher
Commissioning Editors: Carl Bergengruen (SWR), Uli Hermann (SWR), Bettina Reitz (BR), Bettine Rickleffs (BR), Andreas Schreitmüller (ARTE), Patricia Seutin-Bardou (ARTE)
A Production of: Christian Wagner Filmproduktion in co-production with Studio Maj

Technical Data

Format: 35mm / 1:1,85 / Colour / Dolby Digital
Length: 103 Min.
Language: German, Serbian

Original Title: Warchild - Stille Sehnsucht

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