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Sasha (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 24 March 2011 (Germany)
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Sasha is a piano prodigy under pressure to gain admittance to a prestigious music school. What is really stressing Sasha is his emerging sexuality, plus his piano tutor is moving away, because Sasha is in love with him, and no one knows.

Director:

Dennis Todorovic

Writer:

Dennis Todorovic (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sasa Kekez Sasa Kekez ... Sasa (as SASA Kekez)
Predrag Bjelac ... Vlado (as Pedja Bjelac)
Ljubisa Gruicic Ljubisa Gruicic ... Pero (as LJUBISA Lupo Grujcic)
Zeljka Preksavec Zeljka Preksavec ... Stanka Petrovic (as Zeljka Preksavec)
Gosia Konieczna Gosia Konieczna ... Kassiererin Tankstelle
Tim Bergmann ... Gebhard
Jasin Mjumjunov Jasin Mjumjunov ... Boki
Yvonne Yung Hee Bormann ... Jiao (as Yvonne Yung Hee)
Arno Kempf Arno Kempf ... Peter
Werner Strenger Werner Strenger ... Grenzbeamter Walter
Christian Lessiak Christian Lessiak ... Grenzbeamter Bürger
Özgür Cebe Özgür Cebe ... Schnauzbart
Fang Yu Fang Yu ... Herr Wang
Lucy Schaaf Lucy Schaaf ... erste Schülerin
Anastasia Clemens Anastasia Clemens ... Kinderband Surfstars
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Storyline

While Sasha's mother is dreaming of her son's great career as a pianist, Sasha is left speechless for other reasons: his beloved piano teacher Mr. Weber tells him, he is leaving town forever. Sasha is heartbroken, and the only person in whom he can confide his feelings, is his best friend, Jiao. As a son of an Ex-Yugoslav family even in Germany one rarely lives outside the closet, and Sasha is grateful that his homophobic father believes Jiao is his girlfriend. But what begins as a useful lie becomes a large and complicated one, when Sasha's younger brother, begins an affair with Jiao. All lies get exposed and what appears to be a catastrophe is in fact the revelation of new possibilities in the lives of Sasha's family. Written by Dennis Todorovic

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L'amour, c'est parfois compliqué ! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany

Release Date:

24 March 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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First feature film role for Jasin Mjumjunov, who portrays Sasha's brother, Boki. See more »

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There are many, many, many spelling and translation errors in the English subtitles. See more »

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Still my favourite coming out movie
24 January 2016 | by michaelltfSee all my reviews

Rather than some 'cheap thrill', this coming out movie is very much a comedy drama about a family. This film 'familiarises' coming out by reflecting similar themes in all characters, rather than just the protagonist.

To an extent all characters develop through the struggle of confronting beliefs about self and others. This narrative is brought to life by it playing with themes of teenagehood/adulthood, parenting, modernity, disability, class, race, desire, sexual identity, geo cultural identity etc.. The trauma within this is treated with a lot of humour acted out by a really great cast.

This movie is funny, genuine and inclusive. I've been able to enjoy it more than once.


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