FICTION

Blutsfreundschaft

Initiation

Peter Kern
16year old Axel falls out with his step-father and becomes involved in a neonazi gang. To join the gang he has to prove himself by killing a social worker. He runs away and takes refuge in a dry-cleaning shop run by 80-year-old Gustav Tritzinsky. Axel reminds Gustav of the lover he had during the war, his first love whom he betrayed to the Gestapo, so to atone for that betrayal he takes Axel in. Now Axel has to choose between his homophobic street friends and the friendship and obsession of a homosexual old man.
Technical Data
Running time: 95
Format: 35 mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Dolby SRD
Language spoken: German
Subtitles: English
Production year: 2009
Credits
Director(s): Peter Kern
Writer(s): Peter Kern based on the script by Frank Maria Reifenberg
Cinematographer(s): Peter Roehsler
Key cast: Helmut Berger, Harry Lampl, Melanie Kretschmann, Manuel Rubey, Michael Steinocher, Matthias Franz Stein, Heribert Sasse
Producers: Franz Novotny, Peter Kern
Premiere:
2010
Berlin (Panorama)
Production company
Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion
Weimarerstraße 22/4A
1180 Vienna
tel:+43 1 478 71 70
With
Die Katze Farkas in cooperation with Peter Kern
International Sales
EastWest Filmdistribution
Lerchengasse 24/25
1080 Vienna
tel:+43 1 890 83 76