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The River Used to Be a Man

Der Fluss war einst ein Mensch

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Directed by Jan Zabeil
Germany, 2011
Drama

Synopsis

A German actor visiting a rural waterway enters an existential fog while attempting to find meaning in ancient tradition. But the narrative here is only a gesture towards the full meaning: what can divination, memory and traditional belief mean to a man so far outside them?

Synopsis

A German actor visiting a rural waterway enters an existential fog while attempting to find meaning in ancient tradition. But the narrative here is only a gesture towards the full meaning: what can divination, memory and traditional belief mean to a man so far outside them?

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The River Used to Be a ManDirected byJan Zabeil

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Awards & Festivals

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Toronto International Film Festival
2011
San Sebastián International Film Festival
2011 | 2 wins including: Best New Director (First Films Competition)

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