Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Cottbus 2003

The film shows two brothers approaching puberty who are challenged by a father they neither know nor love. The problems arising in a father – son relationship are shown against the perfect backdrop of a lonely lakeside landscape. With great psychological sensibility the director sketches the individual character of the characters with great psychological sensitivity. This filmic masterpiece is rounded off by outstanding acting by the main characters and finely composed scenes.