reż|dir Lukas Nathrath | DE | 2019 | 25 min
prod|pro Hamburg Media School scen|wr Lukas Nathrath zdj|ph Leonard Lokai muz|mus Tim Schwerdter mon|ed Silke Olthoff ob|cast Riccardo Campione, Samy Abdel Fattah, Dominik Ganser, Susann Uplegger, Frank Auerbach


Based on actual events, this film tells the story of 15-year-old Oskar who newly visits a multi-cultural high school. He feels comfortable in his class community and has found a best friend in his seatmate Eren. However, when Oskar, without thinking, reveals in an ethics lesson that he is Jewish, the atmosphere changes. More and more, he is excluded, bullied and even physically attacked by some of his classmates. Eren, too, has to give in to the peer pressure and is forced to betray his friend. Ashamed, Oskar keeps the attacks secret at home. When his parents finally learn about the bullying, they try to talk to the school's headmaster — however, their pleas are ignored and their worries dismissed. Thus, Oskar is faced with the question: Is he going to further endure the humiliations — or can he find a way to hold his own and to stand by his identity?

Lukas Nathrath has been an actor in German film and television productions since being a teenager, working with directors such as Achim von Borries and Joseph Vilsmaier. He studied North American Studies as BA in Munich, specializing in American film, and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art for a Classical Acting Semester. His short film directing debut "A Happy Day", inspired by Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days", got him accepted into the Hamburg film school for Master of Arts in directing. His second semester short film "Morale" (Mit im Bund) was selected for the Next-Generation-Programme of German Films and was thereby presented at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival; additionally, it was shown at various festivals worldwide in cities such as Madrid, Buenos Aires, Paris, St. Petersburg, Los Angeles and Beijing.

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow