The soil of the Magdeburger Börde is black and fertile. There is a castle and in it live seven teenagers and their educators. They call it Kleinstheim. Life moves between school and chat, love and social service. A year goes by and the world changes too. The film is about finding your own place in this world, in this time. The parents are physically absent – but their presence is always felt. A film about growing up, but not a typical children´s home movie.
Stefan Kolbe works as a freelance documentary filmmaker and cameraman and lives in Franzigmark, Berlin and Uckermark. Born in 1972 in Halle, East Germany, he worked as a newspaper photographer and journalist. He studied to be a film cameraman at Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Since the end of the 90s, Stefan Kolbe and Chris Wright have worked on several successful projects together.
Chris Wright works as a freelance documentary filmmaker, film editor and journalist and lives in Berlin. Born in 1972 in Radcliffe, England he studied German and French in Cambridge and Leipzig. He studied Film Editing at Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Since the end of the 90s Stefan Kolbe and Chris Wright have worked on several successful projects together.