Gretchen travels to the German Alps with her father and stepmother. In the resort town where they are staying, she comes across some dark secrets. She hears strange noises and is plagued by frightening visions of a woman chasing her. Gretchen is drawn into a conspiracy involving bizarre experiments by the resort’s owner that echoes back generations…
by Tilman Singer
with Hunter Schafer, Dan Stevens, Jessica Henwick, Marton Csókás, Jan Bluthardt
Germany / USA 2024 English, German, French, Subtitles: English, German 102' Colour World premiere


  • Hunter Schafer (Gretchen)
  • Dan Stevens (Mr. König)
  • Jessica Henwick (Beth)
  • Marton Csókás (Luis)
  • Jan Bluthardt (Henry)
  • Mila Lieu (Alma)
  • Greta Fernández (Trixie)
  • Proschat Madani (Dr. Bonomo)
  • Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey (Ed)
  • Konrad Singer (Erik)
  • Kalin Morrow (The Hooded Woman)


DirectorTilman Singer
ScreenplayTilman Singer
CinematographyPaul Faltz
EditingTerel Gibson, Philipp Thomas
MusicSimon Waskow
Sound DesignJeff Pits, Odin Benitez, Jonas Lux, Steffen Pfauth, Torsten Zumhof
SoundMichael Schlömer
Sound MixingJonathan Wales, Henning Hein
Production DesignDario Mendez Acosta
CostumesFrauke Firl
Make-UpAstrid Weber, Hannah Fischer
Assistant DirectorMadli Moos
CastingSabine Schwedhelm, Tamsyn Manson
ProducersMarkus Halberschmidt, Josh Rosenbaum, Maria Tsigka, Ken Kao, Thor Bradwell
Executive ProducersTom Quinn, Jeff Deutchman, Jason Wald, Emily Thomas, Ryan Friscia

Produced by

Fiction Park

Düsseldorf, Germany

Waypoint Entertainment

Los Angeles, USA

World Sales


New York City, USA

Tilman Singer

Born in Leipzig, Germany in 1988, he studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. His debut feature film, Luz, premiered at the 2018 Berlinale in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section. He currently lives and works in Berlin.


2014 Bold Strokes; short experimental documentary · The Events at Mr. Yamamoto’s Alpine Residence; short film 2016 El fin del mundo; short film · Woman – Fever; music video 2018 Luz 2024 Cuckoo

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024


Fri Feb 16 21:00

Verti Music Hall

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Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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Verti Music Hall

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Cubix 9

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Colosseum 1

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