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In this independent feature shot on digital video, emotionally stormy Bibiana (Bibiana Beglau), temperamental Claudio (Claudio Cailo), sexually adventurous Harald (Harald Koch), and secretive Tamara (Tamara Simunovic) were close friends in their college days, but the four had a falling out and have not seen one another in close to a decade. As the four are edging into their thirties, Bibiana decides its time for a reunion, and invites Claudio, Harald, and Tamara to her apartment for a dinner party. However, after a long evening of conversation, Bibiana has a surprise for her guests -- she's taken an overdose of drugs, and must be rushed to the hospital if her life is to be saved. The three friends then try to rescue their friend, which proves especially stressful for Tamara; she happens to be pregnant, and the sudden crisis triggers a premature labor. Birthday was screened in competition at the 2001 Karlovy Vary Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi