Goodbye, Berlin!

2017, Germany
93 min., col., 1:1.85, 5.1 and Dolby Atmos, language — German

Director Fatih Akin
Scriptwriter Lars Hubrich
DoP Rainer Klausmann
Production design Jenny Roesler
Music Vince Pope
Editing Andrew Bird
Cast Tristan Göbel, Anand Batbileg, Nicole Mersedes Müller, Anja Schneider, Uwe Bohm, Udo Samel
Producers Marco Mehlitz, Susa Kusche, Kalle Friz
Production Lago Film
World sales Canal+

While his mother is in rehab and his father is on a «business trip» with his assistant, 14-year-old outsider Maik is spending the summer holidays bored and alone at his parents’ villa, when rebellious teenager Tschick appears. Tschick, a Russian immigrant and an outcast, steals a car and decides to set off on a journey away from Berlin with Maik tagging along for the ride. So begins a wild adventure where the two experience the trip of a lifetime.

  • Bavarian Film Awards for Best youth film
  • European Film Awards, Young audience award
  • New Faces Award, Special award
  • Main prize of Youth jury, Zlin film festival

Director, scriptwriter, actor, producer, prize-winner of major international festivals and awards. Born in 1973. Studied at the University of Fine Arts. Made two shorts. His full length-feature directorial debut was in 1998 with «Short Sharp Shock». Akin’s international breakthrough came in 2003 with «Head-on» (Berlinale Golden Bear and European Academy Award). His debut at Cannes competition with «The Edge of Heaven» (2005) was also successful. Akin won best script prize and ecumenical jury prize. Participated in Venice Competition twice — with «Soul Kitchen» (2007, special jury prize and Young cinema award) and with «The Cut» (2014, Vittorio Veneto award — special mention). «Goodbuy Berlin» is his first book adaptation. Other works (features only): «In July» (2001), «Solino» (2002), «Visions of Europe» (2004, segment), «New York, I Love You!» (2008, segment), «Germany 09» (2009, segment), «In the Fade» (2017).