Film Info: In jeder Sekunde

At Any Second (In jeder Sekunde)

At Any Second
Scene from "At Any Second" (photo © Philipp Kirsamer)

"The angels who proclaim love will extinguish the fire, and you will be punished," screams the mentally ill patient in Dr. Frick's ward. Maybe Frick should listen up, for in the following days and weeks, the angels of love will be busy enticing a variety of men and women to play with fire – perhaps in order to punish them... Sarah, tempted by drugs but trying to get her life in order, breaks up with her coke-snorting boyfriend and falls in love with a sweet-natured photographer. Dr. Frick himself, married and the father of a terminally ill child, succumbs to the charms of a strong, self-assured woman. With her, Frick finds a welcome relief from his all-consuming role as the dedicated caretaker of his daughter, his patients, and his marriage. Each of them is on the verge of a major change, each of them ready to head off in a new direction and take the risk of burning themselves on love. What remains is a search for love and fulfillment that a stroke of fate can push into a surprising new direction at any second...

Director Jan Fehse brings his years-long experience as a sought-after cinematographer to bear on the poignant story of a handful of individuals caught in the grid of modern urban relationships.


Jan Fehse was born in 1968 and is one of Germany\'s most renowned DoPs. After working as a camera assistant, he was a DoP on feature and television productions as well as commercials and music videos with such directors as Ben Verbong (Es ist ein Elch entsprungen, Sams in Gefahr), Peter Thorwarth (Goldene Zeiten), Robert Schwentke (Tattoo), Esther Gronenborn (alaska.de) and Andreas Thiel (Kismet). At Any Second (In jeder Sekunde, 2008) marks his directorial debut.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Jan Fehse
Screenplay Jan Fehse, Christian Lyra
Cinematography Philipp Kirsamer
Dirk Goehler
Andreas Helmle
Annette Ingerl
Cast Sebastian Koch, Mina Tander, Barbara Auer, Ronald Zehrfeld, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Jenny Schily
Producers Sven Burgemeister, Andreas Schneppe, Bernd Burgemeister
Production Companies TV60 Film/Munich, Goldkind Film/Munich, in co-production with BR
Length 99 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Hof 2008, Slamdance 2009
Awards Bavarian Film Prize 2008 (Best Upcoming Director)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund, Bayerische Staatsregierung
German Distributor X Verleih

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