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Junior Ciné
Evi Goldbrunner & Joachim Dollhopf

(Auf Augenhöhe)

Germany 2016

In German with Finnish subtitles

98 min

For audiences aged 7 and above

Recomended for audiences aged 9 and above

Michael, an 11-year-old orphan, lives in a children's home and has to fight every day to win the respect of the other kids. Then one day, he finds out who his father is and writes him a letter. His dad, Tom, happens to be a midget and is even shorter than Michael, but he wants to accept the challenge of fatherhood, even though he knew nothing about Michael until now. For Michael, Tom's handicap is a disaster, as it's, the opposite of the manliness and strength he envisioned his father to have. When the other kids find out, Michael's life becomes hell and he runs away from the children's home. With nowhere else to go, he moves in with Tom. Tom is new to this fatherhood thing but tries his best, while Michael tries to hide his embarrassment and shame from his new friends he meets at a local skating rink. This forces Tom, who had coped well with his "differentness" so far in his life, to confront his handicap head on. As time passes, they discover they have more in common than other sons and fathers and they form an unlikely bond, until their relationship is suddenly put to the hardest of tests...
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Directors: Evi Goldbrunner & Joachim Dollhopf

Evi Goldbrunner (born in 1975) and Joachim Dollhopf (born in 1971) are a German director-screenwriter duo. At Eye Level is their third film together.

Screenplay: Evi Goldbrunner & Joachim Dollhopf
Cast: Luis Vorbach, Jordan Prentice, Ella Frey, Marco Licht, Mira Bartuschek, Anselm Haderer
Production: Martin Richter & Christian Becker / Rat Pack Filmproduktion
Copy: Renate Zylla