Berlinale 2010 Perspektive German Cinema
BEST ACTRESS FRANZISKA PETRI

Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2010
BEST PICTURE

Aubagne Intern. Film Festival 2010
BEST ACTRESS & BEST PICTURE

Sehsüchte 2010
NOMINATED BEST PRODUCER

International Film Festival Poitier
NOMINATED BEST PICTURE

Biberacher Filmfestspiele
NOMINATED BEST PICTURE

FOR MIRIAM - Berlinale 2010

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STORYLINE

Mathematics teacher Karen is involved in a car accident in which a woman on a scooter dies. Karen is not guilty but she feels agitated. Even more so when she discovers that the dead victim Miriam was the sister of her student Lukas. The more those around her disencumber her, the guiltier she feels: for her, the accident is an unsolvable equation.
In order to redress something, she offers Lukas private lessons in mathematics.
But the young man demands much more in his agony.
Driven by the wish for forgiveness, Karen gets involved in a self-destructive relationship. Even when Lukas approaches her with physical violence she doesn’t defend herself.
As rigidly as she hurls herself into the intense physical encounter with Lukas, so she becomes alienated from her partner Christian who wants to look ahead and who shows less and less understanding for his partner. The seething problems in their relationship escalate.
In her loneliness and mourning, Karen imagines herself to be understood only by Lukas. And so the painful bond between the two soon makes something very differ-ent possible.

RUNTIME
60 Min
FORMAT
Arri 16mm, 2,40:1
DIRECTOR
Lars-Gunnar Lotz
WRITER
Anna Praßler
PRODUCERS
Sebastian Sawetzki, Manuel Challal
EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT
Brigitte Dithard (SWR), Claudia Glazewski (BR)
CINEMATOGRAPHER
Jan Prahl
PRODUCTION DESIGN
Anna Luise Weinkamm
CAST
Franziska Petri, Vincent Redetzki, Kai Scheve, Regina Gisbertz, Rolf Kanies, Marita Breuer
TV STATION
SWR, BR, ARTE

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