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Armin is getting too old for his night life habits and the woman he likes. He’s not really happy, but can’t picture living a different life. One morning he wakes up: the world looks the same as always, but mankind has disappeared.

A film about the frightening gift of maximum freedom.

Ulrich Köhler was born in 1969. He studied Fine Arts in France, Philosophy in Hamburg, and Visual Communication at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. His feature films BUNGALOW and WINDOWS ON MONDAY premiered in the Berlinale Forum and have screened at many festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards. SLEEPING SICKNESS premiered in Competition at the Berlinale in 2011 and won the Silver Bear for Best Directing. IN MY ROOM (2018) premiered in Cannes' Un Certain Regard. A VOLUNTARY YEAR (2019, in co-direction with Henner Winckler) is his latest feature.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2018
Director Ulrich Köhler
Screenplay Ulrich Köhler
Cinematography Patrick Orth
Cast Hans Löw, Elena Radonicich, Michael Wittenborn, Emma Bading, Kathrin Resetarits, Ruth Bickelhaupt
Producers Christoph Friedel, Claudia Steffen
Production Company Pandora Film Produktion, in co-production with Echo Film, Komplizen Film, WDR, ARTE
Length 120 min
Original Version
 German, English
Festivals Cannes 2018 (Un Certain Regard), Jerusalem 2018, Toronto 2018, Vancouver 2018, New York 2018, CPH PIX 2018, Busan 2018, Mumbai 2018, Viennale 2018, Göteborg 2019, Glasgow 2019, Istanbul 2019, San Francisco 2019, Ankara 2019
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund, German Federal Film Board, BKM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, HessenFilm und Medien, IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige, MiBACT
German Distributor Pandora Film Verleih/Cologne

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