Vaterlandsliebe

A Film by Nico Sommer

Synopsis

Jens is tolerant, tall and good-looking. His big honesty and loyalty to Germany brings him increasingly problems. Many people think he is a Nazi, although he only loves his native country…

Director

  • Picture of Nico Sommer © Nico Sommer

    Nico Sommer

    Nico Sommer was born in 1983 in Berlin. After numerous internships for film and television, he trained to become an assistant director, followed by studies in Feature and Documentary Film Direction at the Kassel Academy of Art. A selection of his films includes: several shorts (2004-2007) and medium length films. Silent Spring (Stiller Fruehling, 2008), Schäfchen Zählen (2008); Solokind (2010), Germany in Black and White (2011), A German Loves His Fatherland (2011); Berlin Beginners (Die Taktstürmer) (2011). Silvi – Maybe Love (2013) is his first feature feature film.

Awards + Festivals

  • ***AUDIANCE AWRAD***
    8th Haydauer Filmtage 2011 (Wettbewerb, Germany)August 8, 2011
  • Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Oberschöneweide 2011 (Germany)
  • 28th Videofilmtage Koblenz 2011 (Wettbewerb, Germany)November 4, 2011
  • 28th Dokumentarfilm- und Videofestival Kassel 2011 (Wettbewerb, Germany)November 8, 2011
  • Frankfurt Visionale 2011 - 24th Hessisches JugendMedienFestival (Wettbewerb, Germany)November 18, 2011
  • 12th Oldenburger Kurzfilmtage Zwergwerk 2011 (Germany)November 21, 2011
  • Berlinale 2012 “Hessen Talents” EFM European Film Market (Germany)
  • 18th Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche 2012 (Deutscher Wettbewerb)
  • 5th Lichter Filmtage Frankfurt International 2012 (Wettbewerb, Germany)
  • 24th Int. Filmfestival Dresden 2012 (Panorama, Germany)April 20, 2012
  • ***SPECIAL MENTION***
    41th Int. Studentenfilmfest Sehsüchte 2012 (Wettbewerb, Germany)April 25, 2012
  • 9th Neissefilmfestival 2012 (Wettbewerb)
  • ***BDFA SILVER MEDAL***
    Rostock FiSH 2012 (Wettbewerb)
  • ***2nd AWARD***
    Independent Days Karlsruhe 2012 (Wettbewerb, Germany)
  • Plattform:#10 [no budget] - Medienfestival Leibnizhaus Tübingen 2012 (Wettbewerb, Germany)
  • 8th Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Detmold 2012 (Germany)
  • Festival of Nations Ebensee 2012 (Austria)
  • Wendland Shorts 2012 (Wettbewerb, Germany)
  • 16th Fusion Festival Kino 2012 (Germany)
  • Open Eyes Marburg 2012 (Wettbewerb)
  • Meine Kultur Festival 2012August 4, 2012
  • 28th Rencontres Cinéma de Gindou 2012August 18, 2012
  • Filmfest Eberswalde 2012 (Wettbewerb, Germany)
  • 1.9 Konstanzer Kurzfilmspiele 2012 (Wettbewerb, Germany)
  • Internationales Kurzfilmfestival München Bunter Hund 2012 (Wettbewerb: Heimat, Germany)
  • Quartiersaal ostpol° 2012
  • ***BEST GERMAN FILM***
    28th Interfilm Berlin 2012 (Deutscher Wettbewerb, Germany)November 13, 2012
  • 7th The International Streaming Festival 2012, The Hague (Competition, Netherlands)
  • 19th SAN GIO VERONA VIDEO FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Italy)
  • BERLIN CINEMA SUMMER PARTY (Berlin, Germany)August 29, 2013
  • PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (London, UK)September 1, 2013
  • GREAT LAKES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (USA)September 26, 2013
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD*
    FREENETWORLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, Serbia)
  • CURTA CINEMA 2013 (Foco Alemanha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 11th KALPANIRJHAR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Kolkata, India)November 1, 2013
  • 4th MANYA HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FETSIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, Uganda)
  • 15th MADURAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, India)
  • "Zurück auf Anfang" AT CINEMA LICHTBLICK BERLIN (Screening, Berlin, Germany)November 19, 2014
  • 1. Preis der Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Rheinland-Pfalz 2011November 20, 2011
  • NOMINATION FIRST STEP AWARD 2012 IN THE CATEGORY SHORT FILMNovember 20, 2011
  • SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): August 30, 2011

Crew

Director
Nico Sommer
Screenplay
Fabian Püschel, Nico Sommer
Producer
Nico Sommer
Director Of Photography
Nico Sommer
Editor
Nico Sommer
Sound
Sina Scholz, Philipp Gaul

Details

Running Time
20:10
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

Sales & Distribution

interfilm Berlin Management GmbH
Straßburger Str. 55
10405 Berlin
Germany

+49 (0)30 - 25942902

sales@interfilm.de
www.interfilm.de

Film Agency Director

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
M. Kaatsch, J. Hardt & Co. GbR
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 28
D-10249 Berlin, Germany

49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de/film

Production

Suesssauerfilm
Nico Sommer
Weserstraße 145
12059 Berlin, Germany

mail@suessauerfilm.de
nico@suesssauerfilm.de
http://www.suesssauerfilm.de

Co-Production

Kunsthochschule Kassel
Menzelstraße 13-15
34121 Kassel, Germany