ONCE WERE REBELS depicts two urban, liberal couples in their 30s who decide to help a Russian friend escape to Austria. Pavel, a dissident, is in very real difficulties. Though initially thrilled by this adventure, the Austrians soonfind the very foundations of their friendships and relationships are threatened – mainly because this kind of help can beunderstood in different ways, but also because the man they rescue refuses to behave as the helpers feel he should.
Freibeuter Film, Wega Film
Julia Jentsch, Manuel Rubey, Aenne Schwarz, Marcel Mohab, Lena Tronina, Tambet Tuisk
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Martin Reiter, Johanna Hierzegger
Sam Dopona, Verena Eichtinger