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FREE FALL (FREIER FALL)

FREE FALL
photo © Sten Mende/kurhaus production

Marc is shaken to the core when he meets fellow police officer, Kay, on a training course and begins to develop feelings for him. When Kay asks to be transferred to Marc’s unit, the latter’s well-arranged life begins to sink into chaos. Torn between his love for his pregnant girlfriend Bettina and the rush of a completely new experience, his life spins increasingly out of control. He soon finds himself estranged more and more from his family, but running away with Kay is not an option. Then one day Kay disappears without warning and leaves no forwarding address. It dawns on Marc that his absence has ripped a gaping hole in his life. With his situation in free fall, Marc can no longer satisfy everyone’s expectations – least of all his own.


Stephan Lacant was born in Essen in 1972. He studied Theater, Film and Television in Bochum and Cologne and later Directing at the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory in New York and at the NY Film Academy. His films include: LITTLE INDIA (short, 1996), VIVA SAN JUAN BAUTISTA (doc, 2001), MAX GOODMAN'S LAST FILM (short, 2001), DAMA DE NOCHE (short, 2002), OHNE ABSEITS (doc, 2005), COMEBACK (short doc, 2005), FIREFLIES (2006), AQUANAUTEN (short, 2007), and FREE FALL (FREIER FALL, 2013).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Stephan Lacant
Screenplay Karsten Dahlem
Cinematography Sten Mende
Cast Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt, Katharina Schüttler, Maren Kroymann, Luis Lamprecht
Producers Christoph Holthof, Daniel Reich
Production Company kurhaus production
Length 100 min
Format DCP, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2013, Reykjavik 2013, Black Nights Tallinn 2013, Guadalajara 2014
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg

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