Apples and Oranges (Obst & Gemüse)


Produced in Germany | 2017 | 30 min

Language: German, Vietnamese (with English subtitles)

Fri Oct 12 at 1:00pm-2:45pm


In Attendance: Duc Ngo Ngoc (Director), Ariane Königshof (Costume Designer), Christoph Eder (Sound Recording; 1st Assistant Director)

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“Apples & Oranges” tells the story about the odd friendship between “Harry” Bauer and Mr. Nguyễn. A film about differences and similarities and the question of who accepts whom.

Tóm Lược Nội Dung

“Apples & Oranges” kể câu chuyện về tình bạn kỳ lạ giữa “Harry” Bauer và Ông Nguyễn. Một bộ phim về những sự khác biệt và tương đồng, và câu hỏi ai chấp nhận ai.

Duc Ngo Ngoc

Duc Ngo Ngoc

Director's Biography

“Is a Vietnamese-German filmmaker;
born 1988 in Hanoi; at the age of five he moved to Berlin; 2010-2014 studied media design/media art at the Bauhaus University Weimar; is co-founder of the in 2013 established KAMMER11 Filmkollektiv; since 2015 master studies in directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF;exchange student from Germany at the Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema (07/2017-01/2018)”

Director's Statement

“Obst & Gemüse, this is how my parents, very creatively by the way, named our fruit and vegetable shop in Prenzlauer Berg, when they came to Berlin in the 90s. I grew up between tinned beer, Asian food and tropical fruits. Very often I had to do some work there, too.

When I started my Bachelor study in Weimar I had to leave my home Berlin and my parents needed a temp. Ronny, an original Berliner, was there just at the right moment – and he was the first German working in our „Vietnamese empire“ ever.

Although my father and Ronny had some communication problems first – apart from all the cultural differences -, I was surprised how good our new employee integrated. This is why the idea of the „Culture Clash“ comedy Obst & Gemüse arised…. and RONNY became HARRY.

The fictional story is inspired by my own life and is based on personal experiences and observations by working with and talking to Ronny and my parents.

I want to show the Vietnamese culture and it is my aim to raise awareness of integration, on the one hand humorously and on the other hand maybe in some other way.”

Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF


Adrienne Fuhr & Lisa Bayer


Johannes Rothe


Valentin Selmke


Michael Kondaurow


Patrick Richter

Lead Actor/Actress:

Patrick Heinrich, Dang Ngoc Long

Supporting Actor/Actress:

Tutty Tran