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Days In Between (Besucherin, Die)

Days In Between
Scene from "Days In Between" (photo © COIN FILM)

Agnes, a scientist, has got her life under control. Her career, her research work and her intact family life with her husband Walter and daughter Leni are all perfectly organized. As far as her time allows, she also has a good relationship with her sister, Karola. One day Karola suddenly decides to go away and hands a surprised Agnes the keys to an apartment where she is to look after the plants. The apartment looks as if it has been left in a hurry and, for some strange reason, Agnes feels mysteriously drawn towards it. She begins to visit on a regular basis and gradually takes over the place as if it were her own. She lies down on the bed, browses through the cupboards and makes a discovery – the apartment belongs to a married couple. The wife died in an accident on the way to her lover. Bruno, the widower, must have simply abandoned the flat. One day Agnes falls asleep in the apartment. She wakes up to feel a man lying behind her. It is Bruno. Although she doesn’t really look at him or talk to him, they make love. He doesn’t ask who she is or where she comes from. Agnes begins to visit Bruno regularly. Her life and her marriage begin to go off the rails. Agnes is just drifting and Bruno is trying to repress his grief. They begin to live like an ordinary pair of lovers. But they are not lovers – they are only using each other. And they know that their relationship has no future.


Lola Randl was born in Munich in 1980 and studied at the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) Cologne from 2001-2006. She also participated in the Munich Screenwriting Workshop in 2007. Her films include: VOM BETT AUS BEDACHT (short, 2001), BLÜHENDE SAHARA (documentary short, 2002), GEH AUS MEIN HERZ (documentary short, 2003), NACHMITTAGSPROGRAMM (short, 2004), VERENA VERONA (short, 2005), WOHLFÜHLWOCHENENDE (short, 2006), her feature debut DAYS IN BETWEEN (DIE BESUCHERIN, 2008), the series of shorts THE SUFFERING OF MR. KARPF (DIE LEIDEN DES HERRN KARPF, 2009), THE RHINO AND THE DRAGONFLY (DIE LIBELLE UND DAS NASHORN, 2012), and THE INVENTION OF LOVE (DIE ERFINDUNG DER LIEBE, 2013).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Lola Randl
Screenplay Lola Randl
Cinematography Philipp Pfeiffer
Natali Barrey
Maceij Sledziecki
Thorsten Sabel
Cast Isabell Metz, Sylvana Krappatsch, André Jung, Samuel Finzi, Jule Böwe
Producer Herbert Schwering
Production Company COIN FILM/Cologne, in co-production with WDR
Length 104 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Berlin 2008, Sofia 2008, Shanghai 2008, Karlovy Vary 2008, MedFilm Festival 2008
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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