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That Trip We Took With Dad

That Trip We Took With Dad

Anca Miruna Lazarescu

Germany, Romania, Hungary, Sweden | 2016 | Genre: Road Movie | first feature film | running time: 111’

"Very cheerful, but impressively stylish."
Wolfgang Höbel - Spiegel

festivals & awards

Munich Film Festival 2016


Romania, 1968. Two very different brothers: Mihai is a secret police informant, Emil is a dedicated dissident. When they have the opportunity to have their ailing father’s eyes operated on in East Germany, the three set out on a moving odyssey which finally takes them to West Germany.


Romanian Spring
original title

That Trip We Took With Dad


Road Movie


Germany, Romania, Hungary, Sweden

running time


produced by

Filmallee GmbH - Germany

in co-production with

Strada Film - Romania
Mirage Film Studio - Hungary
Bayerischer Rundfunk - Germany
ARTE - France/Germany
Film Väst - Sweden
Chimney - Sweden
BER Film & TV - Germany

directed by

Anca Miruna Lazarescu

In the middle of the Cold War, a Romanian family suddenly find themselves on the other side of the Iron Curtain in West-Germany. They have to decide: to stay or to go back home?
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2011
Script&Pitch 2010

Anca Miruna Lazarescu

Scriptwriter, Film Director

Verona Meier