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Schuld sind immer die anderen (Shifting the Blame)
dir. Lars-Gunner Lotz
Germany, 2012, 93 minutes
German, with English sub-titles

28th European Union Film Festival
Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Thursday, November 28, 2013, 7:00 pm
A violent young criminal and his victim come face to face in this tightly wound study of guilt and redemption. The twist is that Eva, a social worker at an experimental rehabilitation centre for young prisoners, is unaware that angry young inmate Ben Graf is the thug who once brutally attacked her. Scared of eventually being recognized, Ben is forced to confront the demons driving his aggression and consider feelings of guilt and remorse for probably the first time in his deeply troubled life. Tautly constructed, Shifting the Blame is tough, tender and compelling.

SPECIAL APPEARANCE: Producer Matthias Drescher will attend the screening.