Sarah Muehlhause (Barbara van Schmerling) and Jon Chardiet (Neanderthal Man) as seen in NEANDER-JIN: THE RETURN OF THE NEANDERTHAL MAN, a film by Florian Steinbiss. Image courtesy Constant Flow Productions. All rights reserved.


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Neander-Jin (2010/2013)

Also Known As: Neander-Jin: The Return of the Neanderthal Man

Opened: 07/26/2013 Limited

Quad Cinema/NY07/26/2013 - 08/01/20137 days

Trailer: Click for trailer

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Genre: Comedy

Rated: Unrated


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In this Euro-screwball comedy, which plays with multiple genres and narrative styles, Florian Steinbiss (who grew up just miles from the remains of the first found Neanderthal man in Bonn, Germany) tells the story of a Neanderthal Man who mysteriously rematerializes in modern day Germany and seeks sanctuary in the garden of Barbara van Schmerling, a 23-year-old student of Environmental Planning. To save and protect this 'last living evidence of former humanity and naturalness' from exploitation by a P.T. Barnum wannabe and a power-crazed media savvy anthropologist, Barbara takes him under her wing. Failing to protect him from the corrupting influences of Western Civilization, her altruistic feelings turn romantic, threatening either to compromise her ethics, or lose the only person -- or primitive -- she ever truly loved. Meanwhile, the Neanderthal must choose between Barbara, the only person who loves him for what he really is, and the siren call of fame, suitcases of money, and easy access to gummy bears.

Selected Festivals

  • Los Angeles Movie Awards, 2012 - "Best of the Fest"
  • The Indie Fest, San Diego - "Best of Show" Feature Film
  • Geneva Film Festival - "Emerging Narrative Feature Filmmaker"
  • Vegas Cine Fest - "Best Feature Film"
  • Moondance IFF, Bolder - "Best Feature Comedy"
  • Buffalo Niagara Film Festival - "Best Direction Feature Film"
  • Mockfest Hollywood, LA - "Honorable Mention"