11/15/2021 07:30 pm – Caligari FilmBühne

Germany/Italy/Denmark 2021 102 min German original version with English subtitles

by Ronny Trocker

Script: Ronny Trocker, DoP: Klemens Hufnagl, Editor: Julia Drack, Production: zischlermann filmproduktion GmbH, Bagarrefilm, Snowglobe, ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel, Producers: Susanne Mann, Paul Zischler, Martin Rehbock, Ronny Trocker, Cast: Sabine Timoteo, Mark Waschke, Jule Hermann, Wanja Valentin Kube, Hannes Perkmann, Daniel Séjourné

A mysterious home invasion triggers off a shake in the core of a cosmopolitan middle-class family and unveils the fragility of truth and the power of individual perspective. At the advertising agency they co-own, French-German couple Nina and Jan have signed a new politically charged client, forcing them to confront their clashing priorities. To escape mounting tensions at work, they whisk their kids, Max and Emma, away to their seaside vacation home. But what’s meant to be an idyllic off-season retreat turns sinister when a mysterious home invasion sets everything off balance. Though at first the aftermath brings the family closer, as they try to put the incident into perspective, their accounts of what took place begin to unravel alongside the couple’s faith in each other.

Ronny Trocker was born in Bolzano/Italy and grew up in a village in the Northern Italian Alps. In 2006, he moved to Argentina to study at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. Four years later, he returned to Europe and he was admitted to the French art school Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Lille. He lives and works mainly in Brussels/Belgium. His works include documentary, fictional and experimental short films as well as video installations, which have been shown worldwide. In 2016, his first feature film THE EREMITES premiered in Venice International Film Festival.

Filmography (selection): 2007 AMOR PRECARIO, 2016 SOMMER (both short films), 2016 DIE EINSIEDLER, 2021 DER MENSCHLICHE FAKTOR


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