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SHIFTING THE BLAME

by Lars-Gunnar Lotz

synopsis

Ben is given the unique chance of a new beginning in the idyllic „Waldhaus“. As one of seven juvenile offenders he should adopt social skills and experience security in a family-like community. But when he meets his housemother Eva he is shocked: She is one of his victims. His brutal assault on her was never resolved. Ben does his best not to attract attention, but Eva soon starts to suspect something.

international title: Shifting the Blame
original title: Schuld sind immer die Anderen
country: Germany
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Lars-Gunnar Lotz
film run: 93'
release date: DE 28/02/2013
screenplay: Anna Maria Praßler
cast: Edin Hasanovic, Julia Brendler, Marc Ben Puch, Pit Bukowski, Natalia Rudziewicz
cinematography by: Jan Prahl
film editing: Julia Böhm
art director: Ina Küfner
costumes designer: Ulé Barcelos, Tanja Gierich
music: Daniel Benjamin
producer: Manuel Challal, Sebastian Sawetzki, Matthias Drescher, Philipp Knauss
production: FFL Film- und Fernseh-Labor Produktion, SWR – Südwestrundfunk, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
backing: MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg
distributor: Alpha Medienkontor GmbH
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