a film by Maria Mohr


Germany | 2010 | 90:00 min

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Biography / Portrait Religion

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BRUDER SCHWESTER ist ein Film über Geschwister, die gehen, und Geschwister, die bleiben – ‚im Himmel’ und ‚auf Erden’.
A film dedicated to the brothers and sisters who leave and those who stay – „on earth as in heaven“.
BROTHER SISTER is a film about a German nun loving a Spanish saint to-be: Rafael Arnaiz, who died 3 years before Sister Ingrid was born. She only has a piece of his rib as an official relic – and his complete works, that she had translated from Spanish into German. But why a german nun loves a Spanish saint? Sister Ingrid is the filmmaker’s aunt. This allows an intensive look into the world of the Roman-Catholic Church, where she learned to follow her ideas of a rather independent life. Rafael Arnaiz who was suffering from Diabetes already died at the age of 27 lead a life between culture, arts, music, good food and fast cars and his sober Trappist abbey. He was a young, attractive and charismatic young guy who nowadays seems to be a the perfect role model of a “modern” saint. BROTHER SISTER is a very personal reflection on the tightrope walk between wishes and must, between christian humility and the longing for freedom. A film for “happy prisoners” and brotherly/sisterly lovers.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Maria Mohr
  • Producer Gunter Hanfgarn
  • Screenwriter Maria Mohr
  • Director of Photography Johanna Aust, Anne Misselwitz, Maria Mohr
  • Narrator Maria Mohr
  • Editor Maria Mohr
  • Sound Markus Ruff
  • Compositing Jochen Jezussek
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Production Company
HANFGARN & UFER Filmproduktion GbR
Apostel-Paulus-Str. 6a, 10823 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 84855000

Fax: +49 30 84855015
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