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‘You know, the thought that everything is ephemeral is comforting, even though it’s sad. I think that’s one of the most important lessons in a relationship. You’re part of me, but you don't belong to me.’

Jan believes that people are selfish by nature, so he’s not surprised when the person who was supposed to give him a lift leaves him stranded in Berlin. Jule, however, thinks that people are fundamentally kind and sociable, and she offers Jan a lift in her camper van. They are both heading towards the Atlantic: Jan to Spain, and Jule to her boyfriend in Portugal. They only plan to travel as far as Cologne together, but with every passing mile, they discover more about each other’s lives. Does capitalism turn people into Neanderthals? Does monogamy lead to unhappiness, and can you choose who you fall in love with? A road trip across Western Europe, romantic and hungry for life, about two people torn between wanderlust and the longing to finally arrive.

by
Hans Weingartner

Germany 2018

German, Portuguese

145 min · Colour

World premiere

With

Mala Emde (Jule)
Anton Spieker (Jan)
Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey (Assaulter)
Thomas Schmuckert (Professor)
Jörg Bundschuh (Examiner)
Steven Lange (Alex)
Martin Neuhaus (Trucker)
Hannah Schröder (Mother)

Crew

Director
Hans Weingartner
Screenplay
Hans Weingartner, Silke Eggert
Director of Photography
Mario Krause, Sebastian Lempe
Editing
Benjamin Kaubisch, Karen Kramatschek, Sebastian Lempe
Music
Michael Regner
Sound Design
Fabian Weigmann, Uwe Dresch
Sound
Johannes Kaschek
Production Design
Ricarda Schwarz
Costumes
Svenja Gassen
Assistant to Costume Designer
Renata Ramiro
Casting
Lisa Stutzky, Uta Seibicke
Assistant Director
Sylvaine Faligant
Production Management
Thomas Loos
Executive Producer
Luis Singer
Producer
Hans Weingartner
Co-Producers
Rainer Kölmel, Simon Amberger, Rafael Parente, Korbinian Dufter, Matthias Bahr, Christine Tschanett-Weingartner
Co-production
Starhaus Produktionen, München
NEUESUPER, München

Biography

Hans Weingartner

Born in Vorarlberg, Austria in 1977, he studied neuroscience in Vienna and Berlin before enrolling in film at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. His graduation film Das weiße Rauschen (White Noise) about a young man who develops schizophrenia, won several prizes. His second feature, Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei (The Edukators), screened in the official competition at Cannes, garnered enthusiastic reviews and became a global box office success. After the satire about trash TV, Free Rainer (Reclaim your Brain), he recently returned with Die Summe meiner einzelnen Teile (Hut in the Woods) to one of his key subjects: mental illness and the fight for freedom in an oppressive society.

Filmography

2001 Das weiße Rauschen (White Noise) 2004 Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei (The Edukators) 2007 Free Rainer (Reclaim your Brain) 2008 Deutschland 09 (Germany 09); Episode ‘Gefährder’, Competition 2011 Die Summe meiner einzelnen Teile (Hut in the Woods) 2018 303

Produced by

Kahuuna Films
Berlin, Germany
+49 30 23982997

www.kahuuna.de/

World sales

Global Screen
München, Germany
+49 89 2441295500

www.globalscreen.de

Dates

  • 161331
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    Fri Feb 16 19:30
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    Opening 14plus
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    Sat Feb 17 17:30
    Toni & Tonino (E)
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    Mon Feb 19 15:30
    Cubix 8 (E)
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    Sun Feb 25 20:00
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