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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Gegenüber

Fortnight 2007, Feature film, 1h40

Synopsis

Policeman Georg is very popular amongst his colleagues for always being calm and cool-headed. His partner Michael also admires him for his apparently harmonic marriage with Anne, an attractive primary school teacher. When a promotion is announced to Georg, he begins to lose control over the carefully maintained façade of his « intact » family. The conflicts, that have been dominating the couple’s life for years, start to surface: Anne’s struggle for recognition ‘ while the traces of domestic violence can no longer be hidden. Under the Christmas tree tragedy unfolds – « It aint no drama, Anne!’ ‘ Well, yes, it is.

Director

Jan Bonny

Born in Düsseldorf in April 1979, Jan Bonny has lived and worked in the U.S., the Netherlands and Germany. He recieved his degree in media arts from the Kunst-hochschule für Medien Köln and has directed the short film 2nd and A as well as numerous commercials. Gegenueber is his first feature.

Matthias Brandt
Victoria Trauttmansdorff
Wotan Wilke Möhring

Screenplay
Jan Bonny, Christina Ebelt

Image
Bernhard Keller

Sound
Martin Witte

Editing
Stefan Stabenow

Set decoration
Tim Pannen

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