Drachenland (1998)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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Florian Gartner directs this understated drama about a reticent young computer geek who is forced to confront his past. The film opens with lanky, wan Hannes (Marek Harloff) arriving in Berlin after a long flight from San Francisco to visit his father, who suffered a heart attack. Upon his return though, Hannes learns that his dad has died. In spite of her attempts at reaching out to him, his father's girlfriend, Frau Kahnt (Peggy Lukac), cannot seem to break through to the polite, though extremely reserved Hannes. His old girlfriend (Julia Richter) and buddy (Matthias Matz) also find him emotionally distant and strangely awkward. Only when he happens upon an unhinged girl is Hannes able to release all of his pent-up grief and anger.

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computer-whiz, designer, dragon, father, game, Germany, heart-attack