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Have you ever had a déjà vu experience? Have you ever met a person you think you already know?

For Nora and Aron, it's love at first sight when they meet in the subway one rainy day. A complete chance meeting, Nora says. Everything is fated, says Aron. But then, the young couple winds up in the middle of a bank robbery. Aron is shot by one of the masked robbers and dies in Nora's arms. Time stands still for Nora. She tries to numb her pain, spending a night with a stranger – Natan. He offers Nora support and stability. She has the odd feeling she already knows him, without realizing what they really share…

RELATIVITY is a story about first love, a crime and the fateful power of destiny.

Mariko Minoguchi was born in Munich in in 1988. After graduation, she completed internships and assistantships in the areas of production, directing, cinematography, and production design on more than ten film and television productions. In 2007, she directed the short film MAYBE, which won the German Youth Film Award and followed this in 2010 with the short films LIEBEN ALLEIN and GESCHWISTERHERZEN. In 2011, she founded the production company TRIMAPHILM (now called TRIMAFILM) and served as a producer of the short films WIE DU KÜSST and I REMEMBER. Her short film KARLSTOD (2012) was screened at more than 30 national and international festivals and received various awards. In collaboration with director Tim Fehlbaum (HELL), Minoguchi wrote the screenplay for the international co-production HAVEN: ABOVE SKY, which is set to be completed in 2019. RELATIVITY is her feature-length debut as a director.
Genre Drama, Melodrama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2019
Director Mariko Minoguchi
Screenplay Mariko Minoguchi
Cinematography Julian Krubasik
Cast Saskia Rosendahl, Edin Hasanovic, Julius Feldmeier
Producers Trini Götze, David Armati Lechner, Thomas Wöbke
Production Company TRIMAFILM, in co-production with BerghausWöbke Filmproduktion
Length 110 min
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Filmfest Munich 2019, BFI London Film Festival 2019, Warsaw 2019
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, BKM, German Federal Film Fund

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