Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
German filmmaker Rudolf Thome writes, directs, and produces the comedy drama Red & Blue, the first film of a proposed trilogy. Following the death of her father, twentysomething Ilke (Serpil Turhan) takes the train from Turkey to Berlin with a suitcase full of money. She soon hires her father's friend, detective Samuel Eisenstein (Hanns Zischler), to help her locate her real mother. Meanwhile, Ilke's successful professional mother Barbara Baerenklau (Hannelore Elsner) is enjoying a break at her summer cottage with friend Samantha (Adriana Altaras) away from businessman husband Gregor (Karl Kranzkowski) and two kids (the director's children Joya and Nicolai Thome). After a series of near-misses, mother and daughter finally get together. Red & Blue was shown at the 2003 Karlovy Vary Film Festival.
family-reunion, interracial, parent/child-relationship