• Nordstrand
  • Nordstrand
  • Nordstrand

Nordstrand

by Florian Eichinger German Language Feature Film / Competition

Two brothers, Marten and Volker, finally meet up again at their parents’ abandoned house on a North Sea island after years of estrangement. Marten wants to persuade his younger brother Volker to help him get his mother out of prison, where she has been since the death of their father. But Volker has other ideas: He’s intent on forgetting the violence he suffered as a child at the hands of his father. Only when he bumps into his now married childhood sweetheart Enna do cracks begin to appear in the wall he has built around himself. Meanwhile, Marten, who was spared the violence, is plagued by feelings of guilt for not standing by his brother out of pure fear. A film without false sentimentality, NORDSTRAND explores with psychological precision the complex relationship between two brothers shaped by a traumatic childhood, and as it does, raises questions of guilt and responsibility.


  • Genre: Family Drama
  • Country, Year: Germany, 2013
  • Runtime: 89 Min
  • Languages: German
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: Florian Eichinger
  • Cast: Martin Schleiss, Daniel Michel, Anna Thalbach, Rainer Wöss, Luise Berndt
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  • Screenplay: Florian Eichinger
  • Cinematography: André Lex
  • Editor: Jan Gerold
  • Sound: Peter Stein, Urs Krüger
  • Music: André Feldhaus
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  • Producers: Florian Eichinger, Cord Lappe
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  • Production Company: Bergfilm Produktion GbR
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