Because of trouble at school, 16-year old Isabell’s single mum persuades her to take part in a self-knowledge seminar in the Sudeten Mountains. What begins as an unusual holiday adventure in an esoteric group, changes when one of the participants has a mental breakdown and disappears. Has the young woman left or is she the victim of a crime? Isabell is alarmed and begins to investigate the seminar and the other members. Her enquiries are met with a wall of silence. When the mutilated body of the woman who disappeared turns up, Isabell’s stay at the wildly romantic resort becomes a nightmare. A densely atmospheric psycho-thriller with impressive photography.
Since completing her studies, CONSTANZE KNOCHE (*1975) has worked as a freelance director for broadcasters including rbb and ZDF. In 2014, her film Sad Songs of Happiness was shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG
English, German, Polish
OV with German subtitles
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Stephanie Amarell, Godehard Giese, Karin Hanczewski, Claudia Geisler-Bading, Emma Drogunova, Mirosław Baka
Lucas Schmidt, Diana Kraus (ZDF)
Neufilm GmbH, ZDF - Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Avantgarde Film Studio, Cinelight Spółka, LightBurst