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DARK BLUE GIRL (TOCHTER, DIE)

DARK BLUE GIRL
© Fabian Gamper

After Jimmy and Hannah finally find a buyer for their holiday home on the Greek island Santorini, the ex-couple returns to the place where they broke up two years ago. In tow: Their seven-year-old daughter Luca, for whose love the parents compete. Hardly arrived on the island, old tensions and conflicts appear despite every effort to make it right. Above all, it is Hannah who is jealous of the close father-daughter-relationship, whose exclusivity she is not able to reach. But the upcoming sale of the house triggers something in Jimmy as well: the irrefutable end of his former dream to have a normal future as a family. Ripped out of the daily life in Berlin, something unexpected happens: Hannah and Jimmy fall in love again. Carefully, they start a new try as a couple. Out of all things it is their daughter Luca, who risks everything to prevent that from happening. Luca reacts with jealousy to the unusual situation and feels like she’s being pushed off of the throne. To Luca, her own mother turns into a rival who wants to take her father away from her. Within the scenery of an idyllic island, a profoundly evil power struggle for the family crown develops. Frighteningly calculative, Luca pursues her target to sabotage the reunion of her parents. In deep shock, Jimmy and Hannah realize how deep the perfidious role reversal has been installed in their family system over the years: Luca is the queen on her father’s side and not ready to give up her position as the secret head of the family. With childish cleverness, Luca plays off both her mother and father and exposes her parents as needy children, at the mercy of their own daughter.
Genre Drama, Psycho Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Mascha Schilinski
Screenplay Mascha Schilinski
Cinematography Fabian Gamper
Cast Karsten Antonio Mielke, Artemis Chalkidou, Helena Zengel
Production Company Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Runtime 103 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Language
 German
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Berlin 2017, LA Film Festival 2017, 27th Filmkunstfest MV 2017, Raindance 2017, Sao Paulo 2017, Braunschweig 2017, Cyprus IFF 2017, Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2017, Panama Canal IFF 2017, Pluk de Nacht Open Air 2017, Ficbac IFF 2017, Ahrenshoper Filmnächte 2017, Arizona Underground 2017, Amur Autum 2017, Pigregozen Filmfest 2017, Red Rock FF & Market 2017, London Lift Off 2017, North Carolina FF 2017, Evolution Mallorca 2017, Jagran Film Festival 2017, Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2018, Lift Off Berlin 2018, Snowdance 2018, Beloit IFF 2018, Fargo Film Festival 2018
Awards Flying Ox/Franmd Jury Prize/Best Music & Sound Design/Best Actor in a Feature Film Filmkunstfest MV 2017, Best Feature Film Cyprus IFF 2017, Best Feature Film Lift Off London 2017, Best Actor in a Feature Film Evolution Mallorca 2017

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