Many Happy Returns

Drama
Independent
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German
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Carlos Andés Morelli, an acclaimed director in his home country Uruguay, directs a subtle noir relationship drama in Halle an der Saale. It's seven-year-old Lukas' birthday. His divorced parents Matthias and Anna organize a celebration despite their constant quarrels. When the other children are picked up after the party, little Julius stays behind. Matthias really just wants to get rid of the strange boy, but events begin to spiral out of control. "Cinema worth seeing." (filmreview.com) "A story in resplendent black-and-white images." (filmdienst.de) "Powerful directing!" (3sat Kulturzeit) "Gorgeously acted." (Der Spiegel)