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The recently retired teacher Angelika decides, against her skeptical husband Richard’s will, to take in a refugee. Soon afterward, the young Nigerian Diallo moves into the Hartmann home, and a whirlwind of complications ensue. These events not only disrupt the lives of Angelika and Richard’s adult children Philip and Sophie; they also put their own marriage as well as Diallo’s chances of integration to the test. Despite all the chaos, hope prevails that the family will recover its stability, confidence, and peace – like the rest of Germany.

Genre Comedy, Family, Contemporary Society
Category Feature Film
Format DCP
Language German
Directed by Simon Verhoeven
Nationality Germany
Original title Willkommen bei den Hartmanns
Produced by Wiedemann & Berg Film
Sentana Filmproduktion
SevenPictures Film
Release year 2016
Running time 116
Starring Senta Berger
Heiner Lauterbach
Florian David Fitz
Palina Rojinski
Elyas M'Barek
Eric Kabongo
Uwe Ochsenknecht


  • International Premiere (Festival Opening Film) - Montecarlo Comedy Festival 2017
  • Official Selection - Shanghai IFF 2017

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