directed by
Luki Frieden


Thommie Bayer


Nicole Max

Technical data

Year: 2008
Language: German
Country: Luxembourg, Switzerland, Liechtenstein
Duration: 83 min
Producers: Nicolas Steil - Iris Productions
Carac Films (CH)
Distribution: Iris Productions (Luxembourg)
Frenetic Films (Switzerland)

Awards and festivals

Honorary Award at the Festival du Lac de Thoune - Switzerland - 2009

Young Audience Award, Ezetera Preis, at the Film Festival Emden/Nordeney - Germany - 2009

Bern Canton Cinema Award - Switzerland - 2008


Festival Augenblick, Alsace Cinéma, Benfeld - France - 2010

Festival International Madeira - Portugal - 2010

Nominated for the Best Film Music Award at the Cinéma Suisse Price -  Switzerland - 2009

12ième Universciné Nantes, Festival du Cinéma Allemand - France - 2009

FILMZ-Festival des Deutschen Kinos, Mainz - Germany - 2009

Festival Internacional de Cine Madrid Mostoles - Spain - 2009

Official selection at the Nordic Film Festival Haugesund - Norway - 2009

Internationales Film Festival in Emden-Nordeney - Germany - 2009

19th Filmkunstfest Schwerin - Germany - 2009

Kulturstiftung Eurasia Foundation Orenburg - Russia - 2009

International Film Festival San Luis Opbispo - United States - 2009

Fünf Seen Filmfestival de Starnberg - Germany - 2009

Official selection Leeds International Film Festival (23th Edition) - Great Britan - 2009

Official selection at the Ourense International Film Festival (14thEdition) - Spain - 2009

Official competition Max Ophüls Filmfestival - Germany - 2009

Solothurner Filmtage - Germany - 2009

22th Internationales Filmfest Braunschweig - Germany - 2008

World Premiere at the Festival in Zurich - Switzerland - 2008


24 year old Meikel has to leave his best friend Björn behind on the Maldives at the end of their holidays. Freedom-loving Björn has decided not to return to everyday life. Back home, Meikel notices that something must have happened during his absence that his family can’t talk about. They advise him not to push his friend to return from the Maldives. Meikel’s curiosity is aroused and he does utmost to unravel the dark secret surrounding Björn’s stay on the Maldives. The more he understands the more aware he is that it is not Björn he has to save but himself.