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Simpel

by Markus Goller Special Screenings

Brothers Ben and Barnabas have shared one heart and one soul since birth. Barnabas, also known as ‘Simpel’, is a 22-years-old with the mentality of a 3-year-old. Despite being a complete pain in the neck sometimes and in need of constant care, Ben loves his little brother more than anything in the world. When their mother dies unexpectedly, Simpel is faced with having to go into care. With Simpel’s stuffed rabbit ‘Monsieur Bunny Bunny’ in tow, the two decide to run away instead and head for Hamburg, where their estranged father of 15 years is said to live. So begins an adventurous journey… The road movie SIMPEL is based on the book by Marie-Aude Murail. The film offers the perfect stage for the talent of Germany’s most sought-after acting duo David Kross and Frederick Lau.


  • Genre: Tragicomedy
  • Country, Year: Germany, 2017
  • Runtime: 113 Min
  • Languages: German
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  • Director: Markus Goller
  • Cast: David Kross, Frederick Lau, Emilia Schüle, Devid Striesow
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  • Screenplay: Dirk Ahner
  • Cinematography: Ueli Steiger
  • Editor: Tina Freitag
  • Sound: Christoph Köpf
  • Music: Andrej Melita
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  • Producer: Michael Lehmann
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  • Production Companies: Letterbox Filmproduktion, Amalia Film GmbH, C-Films Deutschland GmbH
  • World Sales: Global Screen GmbH
  • Swiss Distribution: DCM Film Distribution Schweiz GmbH
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