Events | Dietrich Brüggemann - Run If You Can

L.A. | September 6, 2012 | 7:00 pm

Villa Aurora and Goethe-Institut Los Angeles present:

Renn, wenn du kannst (Run If You Can)

Dietrich Brüggemann, Germany, 2010, 112 minutes, German with English subtitles, digital

An independent tragicomedy, Run If You Can is the debut feature for director Brüggemann who, along with his sister, also wrote the compelling screenplay.

Forced to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, Ben is deeply desperate, despite his humor and vivaciousness. When he meets Christian, his new assistant, Ben treats him like every other helper he’s had. Things suddenly change when Christian meets Annika, “the cello player” whom Ben has been observing from his window for years. The three become close friends, putting Annika in the middle of an emotional, and somehow dangerous, ménage à trois. (…)

A character-driven story, Run If You Can owes much of its power to the actors’ performances, especially Robert Gwisdek’s outstanding interpretation of Ben. (Toronto Filmfestival)

Q and A with Director Dietrich Brüggemann.

Thursday, September 6 @ 7:00 p.m.

Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

5750 Wilshire BLvd. Suite 100

L.A., CA 90036

Free of Charge

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