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For the siblings Stefan (41), Julia (44) and Tobias (34) life is seemingly alright. Working as a pilot, Stefan has a big apartment, a fast car and many women. However, the disappearance of his daughter Vicky, the result of a former affair, triggers the longing for a more substantial form of love. Julia and her husband Christian are spending a long weekend in Italy to give their relationship a boost. But when a dog gets hurt in the street, she immediately shifts her attention to the little animal and obsesses over its well-being. Tobias, father of three kids and married to a successful businesswoman, is finally trying to get his university degree when his siblings send him to their hometown to take care of their sick father. Once there he realizes his parents cannot live alone anymore and he is confronted with his own dilemma: will he continue to give himself up for other people’s needs? All three have reached a point in their lives where something has to change, before the rest of their lives begin. Among chaos, mistakes and insecurities they are trying to find their own piece of happiness.

Edward Berger born 1970 in Germany, graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and directed his debut GOMEZ in 1997. He won the German Grimme Award for A GOOD SUMMER (2012). His film JACK (2014) premiered in competition at the Berlinale and won the German Film Award in Silver for Best Film. It also won Best Director and Best Film at the German Director’s Guild Awards. His TV series DEUTSCHLAND ‘83 (2015) premiered at the Berlinale and was the first German TV show to be released in the US. It won the award for Best International Drama Series at Séries Mania, the International Emmy and the Peabody Award. In 2017 he was named one of Ten Europeans to Watch by Variety. Recently he directed Showtime’s PATRICK MELROSE (2018) starring Benedict Cumberbatch, which was nominated for five Emmy Awards and for a Golden Globe.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2019
Director Edward Berger
Screenplay Edward Berger, Nele Mueller-Stöfen
Cinematography Jens Harant
Cast Lars Eidinger, Nele Mueller-Stöfen, Hans Löw
Producers Jan Krüger, Jörg Trentmann, Raimond Goebel
Production Company Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion, in co-production with Pandora Film Produktion, WDR
Length 118 min
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2019 (Panorama), Ankara 2019, Seattle 2019, Gent 2019
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
German Distributor Port au Prince Pictures

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