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My Brother Simple

My Brother Simple

Simpel
A crowdpleaser with its heart in the right place.
The Hollywood Reporter

Based on a novel by world-famous French writer Marie-Aude Murail this touching and entertaining buddy-road-movie stars two of Germany’s most talented young actors, Frederick Lau (one-take art house hit Victoria, 2015) and David Kross (The Reader, 2008).

For as long as he can remember, Ben and his mentally handicapped brother Barnabas, nicknamed “Simple”, have been thick as thieves. When their mother unexpectedly dies on the family’s rural farmstead, the custody of Simple falls to a home. Ben cannot accept this decision, but since he has no legal authority over Simple, his only option is to travel to the big city to find their father they last saw 15 years ago. A crazy odyssey begins...

WINNERYouth 4 German Cinema Award, Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, San Francisco 2018
WINNERBest Actors (David Kross & Frederick Lau ex aequo), Bavarian Film Prize 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTIONFilmFest Hamburg 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTIONGolden Goblet Competition, Shanghai International Film Festival 2017
18+ (exemption)
DirectorMarkus Goller
CastDavid Kross, Frederick Lau, Emilia Schüle, Axel Stein, Devid Striesow
Germany | 2017 | 113 min
German with English subtitles