Return of the Storks

  • Flug der Störche / Let Bocianov (Working title)
All titles (3)
Feature Film | 2006 | arte, HR [de] | Drama | Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia

Shooting data

Start of shooting04.08.2006
End of shooting19.09.2006
LocationsSlowakai (Runina), Deutschland (Frankfurt am Main)

Project data

Length of movie100
Picture formatTV 16:9 (1 : 1,78)
Picture material negative35mm

Brief synopsis

A story of Vanda, a young flight attendant, who feels a constant urge to fly, this even in her private life, where she often lacks firm ground under her feet. She runs off to an old village in the East of Slovakia and moves in with her grandmother. There, at the end of the world, Vanda feels comfortable, untill she gets evolved into trade with human fate. This adventure makes her reconsider her roots and relationship so that she can go back to her own life knowing she has a home. The film aims at establishing a cross-cultural dialogue in the region, which seems to be unimportant yet it reflects issues present all over Europe.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Katharina LorenzVanda [L]
Florian Stetter
David [L]


director of photographyMiro Gabor
directorMartin Repka
2nd2nd resp. 3rd ADJulian KöbererDeutschland
script supervisorHelga Krischkefür Deutschland : Frankfurt
editorOli Weiss
editorMaros Slapeta
makeup artist / hair stylistAndrea HasenstabMaske Deutschland
additional make up artistHeidi Debbah
composerJohannes Repka
producerRobert Malzahn
line producerFred Steinbach
assistant production managerAndreas Messerschmidt& Erster Aufnahmeleiter (Deutschland)
set manager / 3rd ADLukas SteinbachDeutschland
screenwriterEugen Gindl
screenwriterMartin Repka
production sound mixerAndre Zacher
second boom operatorDavid Dimartino
filmscan operatorMilovan KristoABC&Taunusfilm Kopierwerk GmbH


Sound (Postproduction)BASIS Berlin Postproduktion GmbH


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Martin Repka2006Hessischer FilmpreisBestes DrehbuchWinner