My Brother Simple

Ben and his brother Barnabas (aka Simple) have been best buddies for as long as he can remember. Although “Simple”, who is now 22, has stayed at the mental age of a three-year-old. When their mother unexpectedly dies, Simple is to be sent to a home. The brothers escape on a crazy odyssey to find their father they last saw 15 years ago.

My Brother Simple is both an invitation to empathy and a homage to all those who are ready to sacrifice their personal life for the benefit of a challenged loved one.


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  • Director
    Markus Goller
  • Producer
    Michael Lehmann, Günther Russ
  • Writers
    Dirk Ahner, Markus Goller
  • Photo
    Ueli Steiger
  • Actors
    David Kross, Frederick Lau
  • Playtime
    1 h 53 min
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  • Production
    Letterbox Filmproduktion, C-Films, Amalia Film