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Maren Eggert (photo © R. vorschneider)

Sophie, a young photographer, exchanges her apartment with a student from Marseille. It is February and Marseille seems harsh and closed in the bright sun. Sophie dives into the city, she is alone, she makes photographs. In an auto-repair garage, she asks a young mechanic, Pierre, if he can get her a car. Two days later they meet again and spend the evening in a bar, captivated by the lightness of not knowing anything about each other. Sophie is happy. When she returns to Berlin, she is immediately immersed again in her former life. Her love for Ivan, the husband of her best friend Hanna, remains undeclared and the relationship between Hanna and Ivan seems to dominate. Sophie remains on the outside, yearns to leave, and decides to travel to Marseille for a second time...
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2004
Director Angela Schanelec
Screenplay Angela Schanelec
Cinematography Reinhold Vorschneider
Bettina Böhler
Ulrika Andersson
Cast Maren Eggert, Louis Schanelec, Alexis Loret, Devid Striesow, Marie-Lou Sellem
Producers Michael Weber, Florian Koerner von Gustorf
Production Company Schramm Film Koerner & Weber, in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel, in cooperation with neon productions/Marseille
Runtime 95 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Cannes 2004 (Un Certain Regard), Munich 2004 (Made in Germany), Marseille 2004, Rotterdam 2005, Cine Independiente Buenos Aires 2005, Locarno 2009, Festival do Rio 2013, Viennale 2019, FID Marseille 2020
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, BKM
German Distributor Peripher Filmverleih/Berlin

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