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Transfer (2010)

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In a futuristic society where the wealthy get to live forever by swapping bodies with refugees, an elderly couple explores this opportunity with harsh consequences.


Damir Lukacevic


Elia Barceló (story), Gabi Blauert (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
B.J. Britt ... Apolain / Young Hermann
Regine Nehy ... Sarah / Young Anna
Hans-Michael Rehberg ... Hermann Goldbeck
Ingrid Andree ... Anna Goldbeck
Ulrich Voß Ulrich Voß ... Otto
Mehmet Kurtulus ... Laurin
Jeanette Hain ... Dr. Menzel
Stefan Lisewski ... Dr. Menzel Sr.
Zana Marjanovic ... Dr. Menzel's Assistant
Michael Klammer ... Doctor
Eric P. Caspar Eric P. Caspar ... Werner
Antje Geerk ... Sonja
Yemyo Klame Yemyo Klame ... Boy on Ferry
Attila Borlan Attila Borlan ... Security Quim
Klaus Lerm Klaus Lerm ... Tennis Player


In a futuristic society where the wealthy get to live forever by swapping bodies with refugees, an elderly couple explores this opportunity with harsh consequences.

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German | French | English

Release Date:

22 September 2011 (Germany) See more »

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Haavara See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »


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EUR1,200,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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First motion picture for Ingrid Andree since Tears of Stone (1995). Since then she had performed on stage almost exclusively. See more »

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SciFi With Feeling
7 October 2010 | by DigitalNemesisSee all my reviews

This movie played at the Vancouver International Film Festival and was a welcome gem to the many films submitted. There are always a few movies that get some attention at these festivals but Transfer definitely stands out as a true representation of a science fiction film that makes you think. This picture deals with the issue of people using clones / avatars / humanoids as a product in a capitalistic world where everything can be bought in the near future. Also the director tackles the idea that surrounds buying people that are another race and how the lives they left behind deal with the new black neighbours walking in their clothes at the country club every day. The characters in this movie are excellently portrayed and have a lot of feeling put into their actions around the situation of talking over a new host, and get complicated quickly. Damir talked about his film after the screening and wants people to think about the idea of the soul being tied to the physical body. Also examined the concept of being able to purchase every thing including new bodies after ours expire. This film is a must for SciFi enthusiasts. It is a polished independent picture that was made with minimal money feels like it has the heart of Gattaca and something written by Philip K. Dick.

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