Synopsis by Tracie Cooper
Nicht Fisch, Nicht Fleisch (Neither Fish, Nor Fowl) follows the personal journey of a Korean-born 19-year-old raised by adoptive parents in a German village. Michael (Ill-Young Kim) is generally accepted within the community, but nevertheless has grown up torn between two very different cultures. Once out of high school, Michael ventures into the city of Berlin on his own and meets several other Koreans (including an attractive student played by Ju Youn Kim) who are struggling with their own cultural identities. Nicht Fisch, Nicht Fleisch is acclaimed short film director Matthias Keilich's first feature.
adoption, culture-clash, Germany