The Lost Brother
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

The early Sixties. The Blaschkes were refugees from German territories in the East after World War II. They have done well for themselves in the 'economic miracle' of post-war West Germany. But they can't shake the memory of their first-born son, who disappeared in the turmoil of their trek. It is their other son, Max, however, who suffers the most. He feels increasingly ignored and unloved and his parents' greatest wish becomes his worst nightmare. Under no circumstances does he want his lost brother to show up.

Photos © C+P Film/ Martin Menke

tags: Family, History, Feature film

Cast: Noah Kraus, Charly Hübner, Katharina Lorenz, Matthias Matschke, Johanna Gastdorf


Screenplay: Ruth Toma

Original Material: Hans-Ulrich Treichel

Director of Photography: Theo Bierkens

Film Editor: Eva Schnare

Composer: Sebastian Pille

Production Designer: Susann Bieling

Costume Design: Katharina Ost

Sound: Sylvain Rémy

Producer: Jakob Claussen, Uli Putz

Production Company: Claussen+Putz Filmproduktion GmbH

Director: Matti Geschonneck

Editor: Barbara Buhl (WDR), Christine Strobl (ARD Degeto), Meike Götz (MDR), Claudia Simionescu (BR)

TV channel: WDR, ARD Degeto, MDR, BR