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Directed by: Micha Lewinsky
Written by: Micha Lewinsky
Production: Langfilm, Teleclub AG
Emil has fallen in love with Larissa. But before the two can really get to know one another, Larissa dies unexpectedly. And Emil, who only wants to obscure the sad truth about Larissa's death, is mistaken for her former boyfriend. Larissa's family takes a sincere liking to Emil; her sister Nora even begins to take an interest in the young man who had apparently been with Larissa during the last weeks of her life. Emil is suddenly needed and finds he is able to console Larissa's family. But the closer his relationship with Nora gets all the more difficult it becomes for Emil to live with his fabricated past.
The film "Der Freund" by Micha Lewinsky was awarded the "Quartz" in the category "Best Fiction Film" on the occasion of the "Swiss Film Prize 2008" that took place 23rd of January 2008 in Solothurn.