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Film Info

Film Information

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Director Jessica Krummacher
Year 2011
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 86'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Marina Frenk, Natja Brunckhorst, Benno Ifland, Alissa Wilms, Cedric Koch
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Jessica Krummacher
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Bjoern Siepmann
  • Edición / Editing: Jessica Krummacher, Heike Parplies
  • Producción / Producer: Martin Blankemeyer, Jessica Krummacher, Philipp Budweg, Timo Müller
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Arepo Media, Munich Film Society, kLAPPbOXfILME, Schlicht und Ergreifend Film
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The story takes place in a family home and its surroundings, in a residential neighborhood near Ruhr. The mother, Claudia, (a stunning performance by Natja Brunckhorst) and the father, Wolfgang, seem not to care too much about their children: Nicole, a fifteen year old, and Jürgen, who is only six. Each and every one of them are lost in their own melancholic derail. Fiona, an extremely fragile 23 year old maid, is hired through the Internet and starts working in this unique habitat. It isn’t hard to predict that the way they relate with each other will change once Fiona arrives. However, unlike the splendid guest Terence Stamp composed in Pasolini’s Theorem, Fiona’s character will not have such a charm. In this movie, the family is an entity capable of destroying foreign beings. With a simple and direct tone that contains disruptive elements, Jessica Krummacher achieves in her first film moments of intriguing ambiguity.

Schedule for this film

13 Apr / 20:30 h
sold out
sold out
14 Apr / 19:30 h
sold out
sold out
16 Apr / 14:30 h
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sold out


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