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Scene from FRONTALWATTE (photo © Timon Schäppi)

FRONTALWATTE is like running against a hard wall and falling down softly. Franz, Adrian and Anastasia stumble through a pointless world. They kill time by viewing apartments, jaw operations, incest and poetry slams. Their search for identity become a search for the best fitting role.

Jakob Lass was born in 1981. He trained as an actor and was a member of the Filmarche in Berlin-Kreuzberg and participated in the 2008 Berlinale Talent Campus. He studied Film Directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. His films include: the shorts NEBOT (2004), TÜR (2005), BADEMEISTER PAUL (2007), THEM BRAKES (2008), FELINES HIRSCH (2009), SUCHTGARTEN (2011), KISS OFF (2012), and the features FRONTALWATTE (2011), LOVE STEAKS (2013), TIGER GIRL (2017), and RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW (2018).
Genre Comedy, Coming-of-Age Story, Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Director Jakob Lass
Cinematography Timon Schäppi
Cast Franz Rogowski, Gabi Herz, Simon Finkas, Paula Schramm, Katjana Gerz, Tom Lass
Producer Jannis Funk
Production Company Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Length 78 min
Format HDCAM, color, 16:9
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Achtung Berlin 2011, Sehsüchte 2011

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