Archive of films Love Steaks / Love Steaks

2013, 89 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2013

Luxury hotel. Luxury clientele. Irritable staff. A couple who might fall in love, or they might leave their relationship in its raw state – like the titular steaks. A gutsy film in which sauciness becomes a desirable quality.


Clemens works as a masseur, Lara as a cook, but their clientele is the same: the guests of a luxury hotel. As sparks begin to fly between the two, his sensitivity clashes with her more fiery temperament - opposites attract, but harmony is nowhere in sight. Yet love can also be messy and blood a sign of devotion. This very clearly defined film, whose protagonists try to gain attention in strange ways, is consciously out of tune – just like the guitar that the main character tries to play. Sneeringly provocative and not afraid to show its protagonists in unflattering or embarrassing situations, the film leaves viewers with the unpleasant feeling one gets when someone makes fun of their weaknesses. Although this unbridled film was shot on the basis of a definitive script, it also employed improvisation and real hotel staff. It consciously explores the ridiculousness of human existence while demonstrating once and for all that it’s tough to prepare for life at hotel school.

About the director

Jakob Lass (b. 1981, Bavaria) took a course in acting and has been studying direction at the Konrad Wolf Film and Television School in Potsdam-Babelsberg since 2009. A year earlier, his short film Bademeister Paul was shown as part of the Berlinale Talent Campus. He has made more than a dozen short films (including Nebot, 2004; Them Brakes, 2008; and Kiss Off, 2012) that have screened and won awards at numerous festivals. His feature debut was the provocative Frontalwatte (2011), on which he collaborated with the cinematographer (Timon Schäppi) and main actor (Franz Rogowski) on Love Steaks. In 2008, he and his brother Tom founded Lass Bros productions. He lives and works in Berlin.


Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Konrad Wolf
Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11, 14482, Potsdam
Tel: +49 331 620 2564
Fax: +49 331 620 2199
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, DCP
International premiere

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Jakob Lass
Screenplay: Jakob Lass, Ines Schiller, Timon Schäppi, Nico Woche
Dir. of Photography: Timon Schäppi
Music: Golo Schultz
Editor: Gesa Jäger
Producer: Ines Schiller, Golo Schultz
Production: Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Konrad Wolf
Cast: Lana Cooper, Franz Rogowski
Contact: Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Konrad Wolf


Jakob Lass

Film Director, Film Director

Cristina Marx

Sales Agent

Ines Schiller


Golo Schultz


Timon Schäppi

Director of Photography

Gesa Jäger

Film Editor


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