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Zagreb Film Festival
16. - 21. Listopad 2006

SC - Savska 25
10000 Zagreb

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Das Fräulein
Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina , 2006.

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Directed by: Andrea Štaka
Script: Andrea Štaka
Producer: Susann Rüdlinger | Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion, koproducent: F.I.S.T., Quinte Film
Cinematography: Igor Martinović
Editing: Gion-Reto Killias
Music: Peter Von Siebenthal, Till Wyler , Daniel Jakob
Cast: Mirjana Karanović, Marija Škaričić, Andrea Zogg, Ljubica Jović, Zdenko Jelčić, Pablo Aguilar

Format: 35mm, COL
Running time: 81

Fifty year old Ruža moved to Switzerland in her youth hopeful of new and better life. Today, after fifty years she is left with only one passion - money. Ruža is the owner of a canteen in Zurich, which she runs financially successfully with iron fist. Her life seems to be a carefully planned routine: working in the canteen, counting daily turnover and dining at eight in a little flat in Zurich. Ruža has built her life and she does not think of returning to her homeland, Serbia. Mila, who is 60 and long time Ruža’s employee has different views. She has lived in Switzerland for a few decades now with her husband and son and she has worked hard to fulfill her dream – a house in her homeland, Croatia.

International Film Festival Locarno 2006, Golden Leopard for the Best Film, C.I.C.A.E. award (Special mention), Don Quixote Award (Special mention), Young Jury Prize
Sarajevo Film Festival 2006, Heart of Sarajevo for the Best Film, Heart of Sarajevo for the Best Actress.

Directors Biography
Andrea Štaka was born in Switzerland in 1973. She graduated and took her master degree from the School of Visual Arts in Zurich. Her earlier films, such as 'Hotel Belgrad' and 'Yugodivas', were successfully screened at numerous international festivals winning a few awards. Both films were nominated for the best Swiss film and were distributed in theatres. In 2005 Andrea Štaka won the NYSCA scholarship. ' Das Fräulein' is her first feature film. She lives in Zurich and New York.

Location and screening schedule:
matinee: Kino SC, Monday, October 16th at 9.00
premiere: Kino SC, Monday, October 16th at 20.00
reprisal: Kino Europa, Tuesday, October 17th at 13.00

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