Archive of films Alone / Allein

2004, 88 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2005

Maria, a seemingly respectable girl, hides beneath her icy exterior wild, self-destructive feelings. A borderline personality in psychiatric terms, unable to establish any boundaries, she succumbs to drugs, alcohol and sex. An intense portrait of a lonely, lost soul superbly played by Lavinia Wilson.


Maria has a respectable job in a university library and she also looks respectable. But beneath her seemingly icy exterior she harbours wild, untamable, self-destructive feelings. A wildness bordering on insanity. In psychiatric terms, she is a borderline personality, unable to establish any boundaries. This seemingly respectable girl succumbs to drugs, alcohol and sex. She desperately needs affection, but her relationships are always catastrophes. One-night stands follow in quick succession, without offering any warmth. One day, Jan, a student of biology, enters Maria’s life. He is different, naive, nice, warm and patient. That’s why he can’t be allowed to know everything. That’s why Maria tries to keep her dark side hidden. But things can’t carry on like this for long... An intense portrait of a lonely, lost soul superbly played by Lavinia Wilson.

About the director

Thomas Durchschlag

Thomas Durchschlag (b. 1974) studied at the University of Essen and worked as a photographer for several magazines. He completed his post-graduate specialisation in television and film at the Art University for Media in Cologne. Alone (Allein) is his first feature.


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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Thomas Durchschlag
Screenplay: Thomas Durchschlag
Dir. of Photography: Michael Wiesweg
Music: Maciej Sledziecki
Editor: Ingo Ehrlich
Producer: Joachim Ortmanns
Production: LICHTBLICK Film
Cast: Lavinia Wilson, Maximilian Brückner, Richy Müller
Contact: LICHTBLICK Film

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