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Once Were Rebels

Johanna Moder
Once Were Rebels depicts two urban, liberal couples in their 30s who decide to help a Russian friend escape to Austria. Pavel, a dissident, is in very real difficulties. Though initially thrilled by this adventure, the Austrians soon find the very foundations of their friendships and relationships are threatened – mainly because this kind of help can be understood in different ways, but also because the man they rescue refuses to behave as the helpers feel he should.
Technical Data
Running time: 104
Format: digital
Screen ratio: 1:2.39
Language spoken: German, Russian, English
Production year: 2019
Director(s): Johanna Moder
Writer(s): Johanna Moder
Cinematography: Robert Oberrainer
Editing: Karin Hammer
Key cast: Julia Jentsch, Manuel Rubey, Aenne Schwarz, Marcel Mohab
Producers: Oliver Neumann, Sabine Moser
September 29, 2019
Zurich (Focus Competition)
Awards (selection): Ecumenical Award (Zurich), Max Ophüls Best Director Award (Saarbrücken), Thomas Pluch Script Award
Production company
FreibeuterFilm GmbH
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