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Scene from "Close" (photo © DAX-Fotodesign, Christian Riefling)

Jost roams through the streets of Berlin. He opposes the world enraged, aggressively and furiously in a self-destructive way. He continuously provokes situations proving to himself that everybody hates him. He is convinced he does not need anybody and does not let anyone get close to him.

Anna is walled in by her fear and unable to leave her apartment. She manages to keep this situation from all the others in a system of lies. Her reserves draw to a close. She heads for a catastrophe.

One day, Jost shows up at her door.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2004
Director Marcus Lenz
Screenplay Marcus Lenz, Dagmar Gabler
Cinematography Reinhold Vorschneider
Bettina Böhler
Tarwater
Reinhild Blaschke
Cast Christoph Bach, Jule Böwe, Julia Richter, Julia Jaeger, Joachim Paul Assboeck, Torsten Michaelis, Hermann Beyer, Falk Rockstroh
Producers Karsten Aurich, Martin Cichy
Production Company Sabotage Films/Berlin, in co-production with Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Length 89 min
Format Super 16
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Munich 2004, Goteborg 2005, Shanghai 2005, Kiev 2005
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

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