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© Markus Koob

When Sophie and Georg meet and start to fall in love, she is pregnant from her ex-boyfriend who has left her. Georg naturally grows into the role of a father to the newborn child Jakob. Meanwhile, the composed family has to deal with the usual issues of modern parenthood: Who is allowed to work, who takes care of the kid? How much freedom is possible, how much sacrifice must be made? And is there room for passion in the midst of all this? A few years later, Georg and Sophie are separated. Jakob is six years old and his parents are desperately fighting over his custody. Until Sophie’s new boyfriend starts to mediate between the frontlines.

In fragmented scenes which all take place in front of the same apartment building in Berlin, the film draws the elliptical portrait of a modern patchwork family. The characters share their sorrows and longings between walls, pillars and on parking lots. Home is no longer a safe haven, but a windy intermediate space. A laconic look at the everyday irrationalities of love.
Genre Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2019
Director Miriam Bliese
Screenplay Miriam Bliese
Cinematography Markus Koob
Cast Birte Schnöink, Ole Lagerpusch, Andreas Döhler, Justus Fischer
Producer Clemens Köstlin
Co-Producer Miriam Bliese
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), in co-production with RBB
Runtime 97 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.66
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2019 (Perspektive Deutsches Kino), Chicago 2019
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

World Sales
Patra Spanou Film