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photo © Timon Schäppi/HFF Potsdam 2013

Clemens starts a new job as a massage therapist in a luxury hotel. He is shy but sensitive and likes to work with his guests’ energies. The ladies he massages fall for his hands and make advances to him that throw him off balance. Lara, who works in the kitchen, tries it the hard way. She shakes Clemens up and brings him out of his shell. She is the knife, he is the spoon. Opposites attract. She tries to rid him of his fears, he tries to rid her of her addiction. Clemens finds Lara at the beach, carries her home and cleans the vomit from her face. They light boats on fire, take a nightdive into the hotel pool and drink coffee at the laundry cart so the fox won't find them. Clemens plays the guitar and Lara dances to it, although she can't. An unlikely couple falls in love. Dirty, bloody, great and honest.
Genre Love Story / Romance, Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Jakob Lass
Screenplay Jakob Lass, Ines Schiller, Timon Schäppi, Nico Woche
Cinematography Timon Schäppi
Cast Lana Cooper, Franz Rogowski
Producers Ines Schiller, Golo Schultz
Production Company Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Runtime 89 min
Subtitled Versions English, French
Festivals Munich 2013, Karlovy Vary 2013, Montreal 2013, Kyiv Molodist 2013, Camerimage 2013, Black Nights Tallinn 2013, Slamdance 2014, Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken 2014, Berlinale 2014 (Perspektive Deutsches Kino), First Time Film Fest New York 2014, Crossing Europe Linz 2014 (In Competition), Golden Apricot Yerevan 2014, Cambridge 2014, SANFIC 2014, Muestra de Cine Europeo Ciudad de Segovia 2014
Awards Promotion Awards New German Cinema Munich 2013 (Directing, Production, Screenplay, Actors), Trailer Competition Grand Prize Slamdance 2014, Max Ophüls Prize Saarbrücken 2014, Grand Prize & Outstanding Award im Film Editing First Time FF NY 2014, Festroia 2014

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