Fiction | 2008

Director: Matthias Luthardt
Production: Eikon Media Stuttgart, SWR Südwestrundfunk, SWR – Debüt im Dritten
Screenplay: Johanna Stuttmann, an adaptation of the homonymous novel by Andrea Paluch and Robert Habeck

Everybody thinks that the missing engineer Robert is dead, only his wife Helene firmly believes in his return back home. One evening she sees her husband suddenly standing in front of her while attending a concert. She explains the fact that he does not recognize her with an accidental loss of memory. For Helene, this is the beginning of a tightrope walk between delusion and truth.


Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin – Special Screening (2009)

Mumbai Film Festival – World Cinema (2009)

Kiev International Film Festival – Our Participants (2009)

Dublin International Film Festival – Special Screening (2009)

Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis – Wettbewerb (2009)

Internationale Hofer Filmtage (2008)

Press reviews

“Above all, the film is convincing by its mise-en-scène, which includes basic intensity as well as beguiling images (camera: Christian Marohl) and – as a fairy tale for adults – an amazing coherence of the milieu.”
Berliner Zeitung

“A game of deception and self-deception, rapprochement and repudiation, which Luthardt brilliantly tells from the close-to-reality perspective of his main character”.
Die Welt