Janek Rieke // Germany, 2022
Fiction Feature // FF2022
A true German indie production, made without any public financing: Janek Rieke’s first film for 24 years is an absurd comedy about a couple whose perfect façade is starting to crack. Olli (Janek Rieke) and Anja (Julia Hartmann) are a happy team – but then Anja gets pregnant and her body starts to release hormones that for a few weeks turn her into a different person. An exhausting person. Anja’s mood swings drive Olli to despair. Nine months later, the contractions begin. On the way to the hospital, Anja accidentally meets Olli’s lover. And from then on, everything than can go wrong, does.
DirectorJANEK RIEKE (*1971 in Hamburg) studied direction at Hamburg University. His debut feature Trial By Fire won the audience prize at the Max Ophüls Prize Film Festival in 1998. He has also been seen acting in numerous productions. Since 2010, he has played a police inspector in the series Der Kriminalist.
Janek Rieke, Julia Hartmann, Max Giermann, Nilam Farooq, Gerdy Zint, Freya Trampert, David Bredin, Daniel Michel, Thelma Buabeng
Lars Büchel, Bernd Hoefflin, Janek Rieke, Nagila Warburg
Supreme Music, Max Berghaus
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