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Hold Me Tight

OT: Serre moi fort

Mathieu Amalric // France, Germany, 2021
Fiction Feature // FF2021



A melodrama that lies somewhere between reverie and tragedy. Mathieu Amalric tells the story of a woman who leaves everything behind. One morning, Clarisse (Vicky Krieps) decides to leave her husband Marc and her children Lucie and Paul. Just like that, with no warning. While Clarisse drives further away from the house, time passes: The four photos on the fridge become three, Clarisse’s perfumes and shampoos are thrown out by Marc, while little Paul still eagerly awaits his mother’s return and Lucie tries to make fun of her father and brother. Where is Clarisse? When she eventually returns home, no-one is there.



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MATHIEU AMALRIC (*1965) has been one of France’s most important actors and has always also worked as a director. In 2017, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed his film Barbara.



Serre moi fort

Fiction Feature



France, Germany


98 min

OV with German subtitles

Mathieu Amalric

Mathieu Amalric, basierend auf dem Stück "Je reviens de loin" von Claudine Galea

Vicky Krieps, Arieh Worthalter, Anne-Sophie Bowen-Chatet, Sacha Ardilly

Felix von Boehm, Laetitia Gonzales, Yael Fogiel

Christophe Beaucarne

Stéphane Thiébaut

Francoise Gedigier

Laurent Baude

Caroline Spieth

Franzo Curcio

Carlos Gerstenhauer, Monika Lobkowicz (BR/Arte)


Les Films du Poisson

Gaumont; Arte France Cinema; Lupa Film GmbH

Canal +; Cine +; Arte France; Bayerischer Rundfunk; Arte

Katrin Jochimsen, Lupa Film: katrin@lupa-film.com


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