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Hanna Doose © Benni Bock

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2021

The acting technique of improvisation has been adopted by director Hanna Doose for her second feature film which centres on two formerly inseparable best friends, Laura and Maria, who fell out when Maria‘s great love, Jan, cheated on her with Laura. After years of consciously avoiding any contact with one another, the two women meet again at the deathbed of Maria‘s sister, Kathi, at the parental home in the Black Forest. Carefully repressed conflicts erupt on Maria‘s arrival leading to an existential threat for them all as they relentlessly hold up a mirror to each other. Then, just when everything would seem to be lost, they start fighting for their friendship and look to give Kathi a dignified send-off...
Genre Drama, Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Director Hanna Doose
Screenplay Hanna Doose
Cinematography Markus Zucker
Cast Bibiana Beglau, Gina Henkel, Katharina Schröter, Alexander Fehling, Godehard Giese, Jonas Smulders, Marc Hosemann, Leni Wesselmann
Producers Marcos Kantis, Dominik Utz, Martin Schwimmer
Co-Producer Stefanie Gross
Production Companies Schiwago Film, DOMAR Film, in co-production with SWR
German Distributor MFA+ FilmDistribution/Regensburg