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A young woman named Fiona shows up in a city in the Ruhr area to work for the Bauer family as a housekeeper. Father, mother, daughter and son all live their own lives, co-existing without communicating. Nobody realizes that Fiona has made a decision. Only the neighbor is starting to worry. TOTEM shows a family's routine spinning out of control with the arrival of a stranger.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Director Jessica Krummacher
Screenplay Jessica Krummacher
Cinematography Bjoern Siepmann
Cast Marina Frenk, Natja Brunckhorst, Benno Ifland, Alissa Wilms, Cedric Koch, Fritz Fenne, Dominik Buch
Producers Martin Blankemeyer, Jessica Krummacher, Philipp Budweg, Timo Müller
Production Company Arepo Media/Cologne, in co-production with Munich Film Society/Munich, Klappboxfilme, Lieblingsfilm, Münchner Filmwerkstatt/Munich
Runtime 86 min
Format DCP, color, 16:9
Subtitled Versions English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Festivals Venice 2011 (Critics' Week), Vienna 2011 (International Competition), FIC Gijón 2011, Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken 2012, Rotterdam 2012, BAFICI Buenos Aires 2012, Indie Lisboa 2012, Olhar de Cinema Curitiba 2012, Cambridge 2012
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor Filmgalerie 451

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