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Paula is a supporting role aspiring to become a main character. Yet, just before her final exams, her emotive music generator suddenly starts playing up, which presents a major problem for her. No starring role can survive without a heartrending accompaniment from the strings. The Ordinaries is a film about what it’s like to live in a film. An enchanting ode to cinema, a whirl of ideas, and playfulness in every take.
At the moment Paula is only an ordinary supporting role, but she’s got her final exams coming up at the school for main characters. However, her emotive music generator suddenly starts playing up, which is a huge setback for her. No starring role can survive without the accompaniment of a rousing string section and haunting melodies on the piano. No-one has any idea what the problem is, so the girl has to try and find a solution for herself. She sets off on a road that takes her not only into her family’s past, but also into a world on the fringes, a world of outtakes and illicit dealers in sound effects… This is a film about what it’s like to live in a film. An enchanting ode to cinema, a whirl of ideas, and playfulness in every take – these are the distinguishing features of The Ordinaries.
About the director
Sophie Linnenbaum (1986, Nuremberg). Selected filmography: [Out of Fra]me (2016, short), Our Fathers (Väter unser, 2021, doc.), The Ordinaries (2022).
E-mail: [email protected]
About the film
Barevný, černobílý, DCP
|Section:||Crystal Globe Competition|
|Screenplay:||Sophie Linnenbaum, Michael Fetter Nathansky|
|Dir. of Photography:||Valentin Selmke|
|Art Director:||Josefine Lindner, Max-Josef Schönborn|
|Producer:||Laura Klippel, Britta Strampe|
|Coproduction:||ZDF – Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF|
|Cast:||Fine Sendel, Jule Böwe, Henning Peker|
|Sales:||The Match Factory|
Director of Photography
Michael Fetter Nathansky