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Germany
2021, 125 min

Section: Crystal Globe Competition

  217 Saturday 21/8 20:00 Grand Hall
  3P2 Sunday 22/8 13:00 Pupp Cinema
  4L4 Monday 23/8 19:00 Lazne III Cinema
  5K2 Tuesday 24/8 12:00 Drahomíra Cinema

Perhaps they should never have met, but fate wanted otherwise. Monika and Joseph. She is a curator, he is an immigrant from Congo, a businessman with an unclear past and present. They meet during a police raid at a bar, when the first of many sparks flies between them. An understated love story, a melodrama without pathos, a fragile tale about the ambiguous nature of love and the impossibility of overcoming it through reason.


Synopsis

Perhaps they should never have met, but fate wanted otherwise. Their lives intersect while they are hiding in the rear room of a bar during a police raid, when the first of many sparks flies between them. Monika and Joseph. She works as a curator at a gallery, he is a businessman originally from Congo. Their worlds could not be more different. Monika’s friends are intellectuals, while Joseph lives among a vibrant community of often illegal African immigrants. Can their relationship last? Their friends don’t think so, and it seems that even the lovers themselves are sometimes fumbling in the dark. An understated love story, a melodrama without pathos, a fragile tale about the ambiguous nature of love and the impossibility of overcoming it through reason.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Lisa Bierwirth (1983, Hessisch Lichtenau, Germany). Selected filmography: Fracht (2009, TV film, short), Sweetness (2011, TV film, short), Teufel (2013, short), Portopalo (2015, short doc.), Le Prince (2021).

Contacts

Komplizen Film GmbH
Hagelberger Str. 57, 10965, Berlin
Germany
Tel: +49 307 889 3340
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.komplizenfilm.net

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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Crystal Globe Competition
   
Director: Lisa Bierwirth
Screenplay: Hannes Held, Lisa Bierwirth
Dir. of Photography: Jenny Lou Ziegel
Editor: Bettina Böhler
Art Director: Marie-Luise Balzer
Producer: Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade
Production: Komplizen Film GmbH
Cast: Ursula Strauss, Passi Balende
Contact: Komplizen Film GmbH

Guests

Lisa Bierwirth

Film Director

Ursula Strauss

Actress


Passi Balende

Actor

Jonas Dornbach

Producer


Janine Jackowski

Producer

Cora Frischling

Producer


Valeska Grisebach

Co-producer

Hannes Held

Screenwriter


Jenny Lou Ziegel

Director of Photography

Margit Dörner

Other


Jan Krüger

Distributor, Producer

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