Family Party
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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The Westhoff Family has congregated at the family villa for the 70th birthday of its patriarch, famous pianist Hannes Westhoff. During the lengthy celebrations, family members are all forced to tend old wounds, face unpleasant questions and deal with unsettled business. Memories of the distant past are awakened, old battles are waged – until a devastating piece of news arrives and changes everything. For son Max this family celebration will be his last chance to find out about his life as well as that of the entire family.

tags: Family, Society, Feature film

Cast: Günther Maria Halmer, Hannelore Elsner, Michaela May, Lars Eidinger, Jördis Triebel


Screenplay: Andrea Stoll, Martin Rauhaus

Director of Photography: Jens Harant

Film Editor: Barbara Gies

Composer: Julian Maas, Christoph M. Kaiser

Production Designer: Olaf Schiefner

Costume Design: Anette Guther

Sound: Matthias Richter

Producer: Benjamin Benedict

Production Company: UFA Fiction GmbH

Director: Lars Kraume

Editor: Caroline von Senden

TV channel: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), ARTE