Same Same but different

A film by Detlev Buck

2009 Germany - Drama Romance


SAME, SAME BUT DIFFERENT is the unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student travelling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben returns home to Germany he discovers that Sreyko is sick and he takes on the responsibility to save her. On the way he discovers a world where not everyone is dealt the same cards and where motivations are not always pure. Based on the true story of Benjamin Prà¼fer and Sreykeo SoRvan.

  • cast

    • David Kross (Ben)
    • Apinya Sakuljaroensuk (Sreykeo)
  • crew

    • Producer
    • Claus Boje
    • Screenplay
    • Ruth Toma
    • Based on the autobiographical report by
    • Benjamin Prà¼fer
    • Cinematography
    • Jana Marsik
    • Editing
    • Dirk Grau
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 107 min
    • Format
    • 35mm - 1.85
  • press reviews

awards & nominations

  • Locarno 2009 - Variety Piazza Grande Award
  • Toronto 2009 - Contemporary World Cinema


screenings in festivals & markets