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Home for the Weekend

Film Information

Exhibition Title Home for the Weekend
Original Title Was bleibt
English Title Home for the Weekend
Director Hans-Christian Schmid
Year 2012
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 84'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Lars Eidinger, Corinna Harfouch, Sebastian Zimmler, Ernst Stötzner, Picco von Groote
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Bernd Lange
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Bogumil Godfrejów
  • Edición / Editing: Hansjörg Weissbrich
  • Producción / Producer: Britta Knöller, Hans-Christian Schmid
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: 23/5 Filmproduktion
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A family. A nice house. A weekend family reunion. Marko, one of the sons, lives in Berlin. The parents, and another son, Jakob, live in a small town in Germany. Marko is a writer who has just split with his wife and so he takes his five year old son to visit his grandparents. Jakob has a new girlfriend and work-related problems. Father is about to sell his publishing house and plans to finally begin writing a book. In order to do so, he sets up a trip. Mother has begun a new treatment for her bipolar condition. Several elements can be used to detonate a family drama that will set everyone against each other, together with transitive alliances, explosions, and escapes. Hans Christian Schmid tightens the reins with accuracy, trusting his actors and actresses and distributing pleasant distractors that far from working as script impositions get integrated into a believable family life flow, with a complex dynamic (as it happens in every family) marked by a constant interest in songs, meals, feelings and its opposite when applying pressure: resentment.


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