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Simon falls head over heels in love with pretty and quick-witted Verena. When his father, who suffers from schizophrenia, has a relapse, Simon devotes himself completely to his mother and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobias Moretti ... Hans Dallinger
Jonas Nay ... Simon Dallinger
Stephanie Japp Stephanie Japp ... Elli Dallinger
Ella Frey ... Maja Dallinger
Hanna Plaß ... Verena (as Hanna Plass)
Stefan Hunstein Stefan Hunstein ... Jochen Benrath
Michael Kranz ... Guido
Susanne Schröder Susanne Schröder ... Frau Hagedorn
Marcus Calvin ... Martin Hagedorn
Johannes Silberschneider ... Dr. Steinhauer
Jörg Witte Jörg Witte ... Rainer Grabowski
Marc Benjamin ... Junger Mann im Club
Joachim Nimtz Joachim Nimtz ... Hauptwachmeister
Ilja Roßbander Ilja Roßbander ... Junger Polizist
Thomas Limpinsel Thomas Limpinsel ... Polizist Autobahnbrücke
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Simon falls head over heels in love with pretty and quick-witted Verena. When his father, who suffers from schizophrenia, has a relapse, Simon devotes himself completely to his mother and little sister and endangers his budding romance. Maneuvering himself into a near-fatal situation, Simon realizes that he cannot change the others' lives, but only his own... 'Flights of Fancy' is an emotionally gripping account of a first love and of a son's loyalty to his father, played with mesmerizing intensity by sensational newcomer Jonas Nay and by internationally acclaimed Tobias Moretti. Both actors were honored with the Best Actors Prizes at Bavarian Film Award 2013 for their outstanding performances. Written by Anonymous

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Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

9 October 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Flights of Fancy See more »

Filming Locations:

Memmingen, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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