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Tender Parasites (2009)

Zarte Parasiten (original title)
Film follows a young couple who are parasitic on the lives of others. The girl visits a lonely old lady in exchange for money. The boy, also for money, visits a couple whose son has died.
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Complete credited cast:
Robert Stadlober ... Jakob
Sylvester Groth ... Martin
Maja Schöne ... Manu
Corinna Kirchhoff ... Claudia
Gerda Böken Gerda Böken ... Frau Katz
Max Timm Max Timm ... Constantin
Rainer Laupichler Rainer Laupichler ... Gunter
Paul Nickel Paul Nickel ... Benjamin
Ludo Schotte Ludo Schotte ... Alfred
Tom Schilling ... Guest Appearance as Singer at Railway Station
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Film follows a young couple who are parasites on the lives of others. The film makers largely leave out explanations. Viewers find themselves in the middle of a thriller-like story without knowing the background of the two, and is also left with questions at the end. In the meantime, a strange life becomes visible. The couple lives in a small camp in the woods, with a tent, sleeping bags and empty wine bottles. Isolated, but also unprotected. The girl visits a lonely old lady, for money. The boy also goes to see a married couple whose son died, for a fee. Both think they aren't doing anything wrong, but their work is not without risks. Written by International Film Festival Rotterdam

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Music and Lyrics by Tom Schilling
Performed by Tom Schilling
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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | French

Release Date:

9 September 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

EUR800,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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