Brother   Sister
Brother   Sister
Brother   Sister
Jan Krüger

Brother & Sister
(Die Geschwister)

Germany 2015
In German, Polish & Russian, English subtitles
90 min
For audiences aged 12 and above 

'Brother and Sister takes place in Neukölln, a popular district of Berlin. Here demand exceeds supply and the expectations of landlords are relatively unreasonable. Thies (Vladimir Burlakov) works for one of the estate agencies here. Each viewing pulls in dozens of visitors and almost just as many applications; and if you don't have a deposit or a permanent contract, if you're a foreigner or don't have any papers, you're automatically turned down. Suffice it to say that Bruno (Julius Nitschkoff) and Sonja (Irina Potapenko), two foreign immigrants from the East with no family but each other, have little chance of their application getting to the top of the pile. -- Thies tolerates the system without supporting it either. He nevertheless swings into action when, attracted to Bruno, he takes care of things to put the brother and sister up in an empty apartment. When the two men enter into a relationship with one another, the solitary and predictable Thies becomes gradually attached to this mismatched pair of siblings.'
Laura Nanchino, Cineuropa

Director: Jan Krüger

Screenplay: Jan Krüger, Anke Stelling
Cast: Vladimir Burlakov, Julius Nitschkoff, Irina Potapenko
Production: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber / Schramm Film Koerner & Weber
Sales: Edition Salzgeber