uslana, a middle-aged Ukrainian, lives a lonely life in Munich. Just when she fails her German exam yet again and a broken pipe in her self-made “Samogon” distillery floods her modest home, her luck changes when her Serbian neighbor Vladan, comes to her rescue and overcomes her language barrier with his Slavic soul. Having given up his boxing career to start a new living in Germany for the sake of his ex-wife, he now has been left with nothing after their divorce.
Bogdan Ruslana’s son, has been working as a driver for spoiled Ukrainian pop-singer Maria in Kiev. Both rely on her rich patron Jora. Bogdan is sick of them both, throws in his job and leaves Maria stuck in a traffic jam. He goes for a last drink with his friends before leaving for his mother. Drunk and jealous he turns back at the station and passes Maria at the concert venue. After a big argument, he accompanies her home. They spend the night together, but the next morning Marias patron stands in front of the door. Zoran, Vladan’s son, could never forgive his parents for their divorce. He has returned to Belgrade, where, together with his girlfriend Aida, he lives a simple but satisfying life. When he witnesses local mafia pressing “farewell” money, he meets Jelena, the indecisive but loveable wife of the Austrian restaurant owner Günther. But Jelena intends to leave her homeland the next day, forever. This night, Zoran succeeds in opening her eyes to a new Belgrade - a city full of hopes and dreams.
Three cities. Three Love-Stories. One night in Europe.
Filmkunst Förderpreis art directing | Hof IFF, Germany, 2012
Prize of the Russian Critics Association | Spirit of Fire IDFF, Russia, 2012
CAST & CREW
Simon Amberger, Korbinian Dufter, Rafael Parente
Daria Onyshchenko, Miroslav Mandic
Director of Photography
Nina Nizheradze, Karl Markovics, Vuk Kostic, Marija Scaricic, Lea Mornar, Georg Friedrich, Ivan Dobronravov, Viktoria Varley, Aleksey Gorbunov
Neuesuper GmbH & Co.
Born 1983, Kyiv, Ukraine. In the time of the Perestrojka, she lived in Moscow with her parents, where she experienced the „New Wave“ of Russian art. Later the family returned to Kyiv. She studied at Taras Scheytschenko University at the institute for international relations: Communication, PR and international journalism (B.A.). In that time, she acted at the theatre „Black Square“ and worked as a free journalist for various newspapers. In 2004, she made an internship at Shakespeare Theatre in Bremen. Since 2005, she lives in Munich and studies directing at University of television and film.
SuicideClub.ru (2006), Drei Paar Schuhe (2008), Dogs of Ukrainka (2009), Eastalgia (2012).