• 2006
  • Germany
  • 1h 26min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Valeska Grisebach
  • Cast: Andreas Müller, Ilka Welz, Anett Dornbusch

Markus is a metalworker and part time fireman married to his childhood sweetheart whose life starts to change dramatically following a drunken night after which he wakes up next to a waitress. Grisebach is sparing in her use of dialogue and focuses on the material and the physical, allowing us to ponder the inner lives of these three individuals.

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