Archive of films Longing / Sehnsucht

Germany
2005, 88 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2006

Markus and Ella live in a village near Berlin. They have loved each other since they were children. One day Markus visits the nearby town with his fire brigade. There is a lot of drinking that night. Next morning Markus wakes up in the apartment of the local waitress… An unusual love story about usual people.


Synopsis

A man and a woman from a small village have loved each other since they were children. Now they are both in their thirties. Markus is a metalworker and member of the local fire brigade. Ella works a couple of hours a week as a domestic and sings in a local choir. People eye them with a mixture of astonishment and suspicion: they seem so happy, so innocent…like two children. One day Markus visits the nearby town to take part in a training course with his fire brigade. There is a lot of drinking that night. The next morning Markus wakes up in the apartment of the waitress, Rose… An unusual love story about usual people.

About the director

Valeska Grisebach (b. 1968, Bremen) studied philosophy and German literature in Berlin, Munich and Vienna. From 1993 to 2001 she studied at the Vienna Film Academy. She directed three documentaries: Speaking and Nonspeaking (Sprechen und Nichtsprechen, 1995), In der Wüste Gobi (1997) and Berlino (1999). In 2001 she shot her feature debut, Be My Star (Mein Stern, Karlovy Vary 2002). Longing, her second feature, was premiered at the Berlinale 2006. Both films were shot with young non-professional actors.

Contacts

Rommel Film
Fidicinstr. 40, D - 10965, Berlin
Germany
Tel: +49 30 693 7078
Fax: +49 30 692 9575
E-mail: p.rommel@t-online.de

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Valeska Grisebach
Screenplay: Valeska Grisebach
Dir. of Photography: Bernhard Keller
Music: Martin Hossbach
Editor: Bettina Böhler, Valeska Grisebach, Natali Barrey
Producer: Peter Rommel
Production: Peter Rommel Productions
Cast: Andreas Müller, Ilka Welz, Anett Dornbusch, Erika Lenke, Markus Werner, Doritha Richter, Detlef Baumann, Ilse Lausch
Contact: Rommel Film
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