Apples & Oranges

APPLES & ORANGES tells the story about the odd friendship between Harald “Harry” Bauer and Mr. Nguyễn. Harry loves watching football. He has no work, no training, he drinks too much (much too much) and is heavily in debt. There aren´t many people like Harry left on the trendy Prenzlauer Berg scene. Like Harald Bauer, Mr. Nguyễn is a relic of a time when the facades of all the houses in Prenzlauer Berg were grey. For nineteen years he has been selling fruit, vegetables and Vietnamese food from his shop on Schönhauser Allee. At eight o’clock each day, seven days a week, he opens his shop; a cigarette stoically between his lips, completely unfazed by all the organic oases, supermarkets, and alley-arcades around him. When one day his son leaves home to study in another city and the work becomes too much for Mr Nguyen alone, Harry, a German, is hired as temporary help. In the end it is a film about equally differences and similarities and the question: who actually integrated whom?

2017, feature film

Crew

screenwriter:
Johannes Rothe
camera:
Valentin Selmke
production:
Adrienne Fuhr
production:
Lisa Bayer
director:
Duc Ngo Ngoc
sound:
Michael Kondaurow

Cast

main cast:
Patrick Heinrich
main cast:
Long Dang Ngoc

Festivals

Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec / Québec City Film Festival

Prizes