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Greece, 1984. Kenneth, an Englishman, and Theres, a German girl, sing in the street to finance their holidays. They are in love, but when Kenneth learns that his mother had an accident, he hastily returns home, leaving Theres behind. Later, starting to realize how much he needs her, he fails in his attempt to win her back.

30 years later in Berlin. Ariane, a 40-year-old TV actress, leaves her husband, a successful anthropologist, after a marital crisis. After moving into an apartment near the main stationn, the husband start seing a homeless man outside his window. It is Kenneth, who does not know that Theres now also lives in Berlin.

Angela Schanelec was born in 1962. She studied Acting at the College of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main from 1982-1984, and worked at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, Berlin's Schaubühne and the Schauspielhaus in Bochum from 1984-1991. She studied at the German Film & Television Academy in Berlin from 1990-1995, graduating with MY SISTER'S GOOD FORTUNE, winner of the German Critics' Prize 1996. Her other films include: SCHÖNE GELBE FARBE (1991), WEIT ENTFERNT (1991), PRAG, MÄRZ 92 (1992), I STAYED IN BERLIN ALL SUMMER (1993), PLACES IN CITIES (1998, Cannes Un Certain Regard), PASSING SUMMER (2001, Berlinale Forum), MARSEILLE (2004, Cannes Un Certain Regard 2005), AFTERNOON (2007), ORLY (2010, Berlinale Forum), THE BRIDGES OF SARAJEVO: PRINCIP TEXTE (2014, Cannes Special Screenings), THE DREAMED PATH (2016, Locarno In Competition), and I WAS AT HOME, BUT... (2019, Berlinale In Competition).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Angela Schanelec
Screenplay Angela Schanelec
Cinematography Reinhold Vorschneider
Cast Miriam Jakob, Maren Eggert, Thorbjörn Bjornsson, Phil Hayes
Producers Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti
Production Company Filmgalerie 451
Length 86 min
Original Version
 German, English
Festivals Locarno 2016 (International Competition), Toronto 2016, Sevilla 2016, Mar del Plata 2016, New Directors/New Films New York 2017, Hong Kong 2017, Jeonju 2017, IndieLisboa 2017, Crossing Europe Linz 2017, Melbourne 2017, Viennale 2019
With backing from BKM, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

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