A feature film produced by German television and Werner Grassman, Tscherwonez, (a Russian gold ruble) is a comedy thriller that is about a young Russian sailor's introduction to the West via Hamburg, Germany, and his unsuspecting journey through that city's underbelly in search of his brother. Featuring Tom Doukupil and his Wirtschaftswunder Band, members of Squat Theatre and Sheryl Sutton, the film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won the prestigious Max Ophuls prize.

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