Bengaluru International Film Festival - BIFFES

Synopsis

It’s 1956 and during a visit to West Berlin, high school students Theo and Kurt witness dramatic footage of the Budapest uprising. Back at in Stalinstadt, they spontaneously hold a two minute silence during class in solidarity with the victims of the Hungarian struggle against Soviet oppression. But the gesture causes much bigger ripples than expected. The People's Education Minister condemns the action as a counterrevolutionary act and demands that the ringleader be named, forcing the students to choose between standing together or not.


Awards

Nominated Best Film - German Film Awards (Film Award in Gold) | Won Best Director - Film by the Sea IFF (Film and Literature Award), Jameson CineFest - Miskolc IFF (Jameson CineFest - Miskolc), Munich FF | Won Best Young Actor - Bavarian Film Awards