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Distance (Distanz)

Scene from "Distance" (photo © Grand Hotel Pictures)

Distance tells an existential story of violence and love which equally disturbs and touches through its unconditional nature.

Living in seclusion from the rest of the world, Daniel Bauer goes about his job as a gardener in the botanical gardens. A rather inconspicuous young man who, however, regularly breaks out of his motionless daily routine and commits indiscriminate acts of violence.

When he gets to know Jana, a forlorn young woman, a tentative relationship develops between the two foreign bodies. She sees everything in the shy Daniel that she always wanted from a man.

But even Jana’s love can't keep Daniel away from his acts of violence and soon the situation escalates.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Thomas Sieben
Screenplay Thomas Sieben
Cinematography René Dame
Charlie Lézin
Eckart Gadow
Daniel von Volckamer
Cast Ken Duken, Franziska Weisz, Josef Heynert
Producers Norbert Kneissl, Ken Duken
Production Company Grand Hôtel Pictures, in co-production with Stegenwalner Media Investor/Berlin
Runtime 84 min
Format color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2009 (Perspectives German Cinema), Istanbul 2009, Edinburgh 2009, Karlovy Vary 2009, Montreal 2009, Warsaw 2009

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