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Chill Out

Chill Out

Anna, an investigator in questions of inheritance, has no need of boyfriends. She wants no more than fleeting one-night-stands. No one in sight comes up to her standards - she does not want to share her life. Johann is gay. He has debts which he could never pay off by working. He therefore gets along as a credit card thief. When the paths of these two outsiders cross in Berlin, they join forces in an unconventional friendship. Johann moves in with Anna, and begins to share her every-day life. But they each keep up an independent way of life.

Max is in his early twenties, much younger than the two of them, and one of Anna's fleeting lovers. One day Johann finds him on the doorstep and lets him in - Anna is unable to resist his charm. He stays, and they try out life as a threesome. Max sleeps with Anna, and when she doesn't want anything to do with him, he sleeps with Johann. Instinct and attraction. All their senses open...
But friends cannot be lovers: Max is unable to understand the friendship between Anna and Johann. A friendship, a subtle love which can be shared with no one...

Andreas Struck was born in Cologne and studied Literature and Acting before directing Molière’s Dom Juan in 1987. He worked on Derek Jarman’s Edward II and Wittgenstein as well as other films, both as script supervisor and assistant director. His first feature film Chill Out (1999) played at festivals around the world, including Berlin, Edinburgh, Toronto, Palm Springs, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney. His other films include: Sugar Orange (2004) and Sleeping Songs (2009).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1999
Director Andreas Struck
Screenplay Andreas Struck
Cinematography Andreas Doub
Philipp Stahl
Cast Sebastian Blomberg, Tatjana Blacher, Barnaby Metschurat
Producer Jost Hering
Production Company Jost Hering Filme/Berlin, in co-production with Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2000 (Panorama), Toronto 2000, Edinburgh 2000, Sao Paulo 2000, Gothenburg 2001
German Distributor Jost Hering Filme/Berlin

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