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When the young doctor Fabian (33) sees an uncanny resemblance in the face of a dying patient, he snaps out of his rut. On a whim, he leaves Berlin and travels to Lisbon, where his ex-girlfriend Doro (31) works as an architect. Doro is surprised by his sudden appearance and struggles with her feelings. The two of them had a very intimate, but also painful relationship together. Fabian fights for Doro. He wants to show her that he has learned from his mistakes and is serious about getting her back. He finds an apartment in Lisbon, starts taking Portuguese lessons and even quits his job in Berlin so he can start a new life with her. Fabian seems to enjoy life more than ever and, unlike in the past, he is able to keep his jealousy under control. Doro falls in love with Fabian all over again.

However, after their first night back together, Fabian’s fears and anxieties come back to haunt him. Fabian feels threatened by Doro’s close friendship with her charismatic colleague, Francisco (36). Fabian tries to suppress his ever-growing jealousy, but he fails to hide it from Doro and eventually returns to his old ways. In fear of being hurt by Fabian again, she gradually drifts away from him.

During a trip to the Atlantic coast, the tension between Doro and Fabian escalates, and the couple is driven apart. When Fabian finally realizes that he must let go of Doro to conquer his fears, he makes a discovery that launches him into a full-blown nightmare.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Jonas Rothlaender
Screenplay Sebastian Bleyl, Jonas Rothlaender
Cinematography Alexander Haßkerl
Cast Golo Euler, Luise Heyer, Albano Jeronimo, Pirjo Lonka
Producers Luis Singer, Dennis Schanz, Ole Lohmann, Tara Biere
Co-Producers Alexander Haßkerl, Joana Gusmao, Pedro Fernandes Duarte, Robert Morgenstern
Production Company StickUp Filmproduktion, in co-production with Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), RBB, Atara Film, Primeira Idade
Runtime 100 min
Format Blu-ray, DCP, color, 1:1.78
 German, English, Portuguese
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2016 (In Competition), Rotterdam 2016, Jeonju 2016, Cluj-Napoca 2016, Moscow 2016, Chicago 2016, CPH PIX/BUSTER Copenhagen 2016, Denver 2016, Goa 2016, Durban 2017
Awards Filmpreis der saarländischen Ministerpräsidentin Saarbrücken 2016, First Steps Award 2016 (Newcomer Producer), Silver Hugo New Directors Competition Chicago 2016
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

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