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Sami, Joe and I — The main program
94 min.

Sami, Joe and Leyla are an inseparable group of friends. Chatting and laughing, they roam through the suburbs of Zurich. The end of their time at school together should have been the start of an exciting summer, but the three youngsters have their hands full: Sami suffers under her overly strict parents, Joe has to look after her siblings, while her single mother works overtime and Leyla nervously begins her apprenticeship in a canteen kitchen. For the teenage girls tough decisions overshadow their dreams. In those defining days of their lives, their friendship seems to be the only constant. But as events take a harsh turn, even their friendship is put to the test.
Sami Sušić - Anja Gada
Joe Alvarez - Rabea Lüthi
Leyla Divjak - Jana Sekulovska
Written & Directed by
Karin Heberlein
Produced by
Claudia Wick
Gabriel Lobos
Production Design
Marlen Grassinger
Marion Tuor
Dominique Dreier and
Produced by
Karin Heberlein
Karin Heberlein trained as an actress at Central School of Speech & Drama in London. She worked for various theatres in the UK, co-wrote and performed with a number of ensembles, and toured festivals across the globe. Her focus shifted to film after attending the Master Class programme
at the NFTS/Met Film School. In 2013 she received a scholarship for Drehbuchwerkstatt Munich at the HFF. Since then she has worked as a writer and director. SAMI, JOE AND I is her first feature film.