Germany in the near future. With the personality transfer, the genetic engineering company “Menzana” succeeds in taking the decisive step towards eternal youth. For the very old Hermann and his seriously ill wife Anna, the age-old dream of eternal life comes true. At “Menzana” they buy the young, attractive bodies of Apolain and Sarah for a million euros. The transfer gives Hermann and Anna control over the two black Africans during the day. Only at night can Apolain and Sarah be themselves again for four hours …

Damir Lukačević’s second feature film consistently rethinks our youth cult and the already flourishing trade in human organs from the Third World in a multi-layered and frightening vision of the future.


Cast: BJ Britt, Regine Nehy, Ingrid Andree, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Jeanette Hain, Mehmet Kurtuluş, Ulrich Voß

Screenplay: Damir Lukačević, Gabi Blauert, Gerald Klein
Director: Damir Lukačević
Camera: Francisco Dominguez
Composer: Enis Rotthoff
Editing: Frank Brummundt
Production design: Tom Hornig
Costume: Annemarie Laber
Make-up: Elisabeth Bigalke, Eva Schubert, Dana Bieler
Sound: Steffen Graubaum, Martin Hertel
Production management: Nicolai Zeitler, Till Rothmund
Producer: Marcos Kantis
Commissioning Editor: ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel: Christian Cloos, ARTE: Doris Hepp, Birgit Kämper
Broadcaster: ZDF, ARTE
Funding: Baden-Württemberg Film Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund
Production year: 2010

  • Audience Award, Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • Best Sci-Fi Feature Film Award, Shriekfest Los Angeles
  • Asteroid Award, Science+Fiction Festival Trieste
  • Baden-Württemberg Film Award, Filmschau Baden-Württemberg
  • Silver Mélies, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
  • International Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival of Athens (winner of the Audience Award)
  • Film Art Festival Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • Emden Film Festival
  • Shanghai International Film Festival (Panorama)
  • Festival Int. du film fantastique de Neuchatel
  • Pula Film Festival
  • Vancouver Int. Film Festival
  • Fantastisk Film Festival Lund
  • Fantastic Fest Austin
  • Vancouver Int. Film Festival
  • Shriekfest – Los Angeles
  • Mostra Internacional De Cinema
  • Biberach Film Festival
  • Science+Fiction Trieste
  • Festival Cinéma Science Bordeaux
  • Film show Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • Washington DC International Film Festival
  • Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
  • Sci-Fi London
  • Grossmann Fantastic Film & Wine Festival
  • Fresh Film Fest Prague
  • Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film
  • Scottsdale Film Festival
  • Gwacheon International Science Fiction Festival
  • Trenton International Film Festival
  • The Israeli International Science Fiction Festival
  • SPASM film festival Montreal
  • Film Society New York
  • Vilnius International Film Festival
  • Edinburgh International Science Festival
Scene from Transfer
Scene from Transfer
Scene from Transfer
Scene from Transfer
Scene from Transfer
Scene from Transfer