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Die Familie

Under the family Tree

Constanze Knoche
Germany, Poland, 2017, 93 Min

A self-knowledge seminar interlaced with thriller elements: awkward teenager Isabella is the reluctant participant in therapy sessions in the forests of the Polish Sudeten Mountains, sent there by her mother. During the meetings the participants undergo a painful process of self-awareness, exposure to which transforms Isa into a state of panic.

PG-13

Neufilm GmbH

Isa's fears are stoked by rumours of a spine-chilling tale concerning a Sudeten German, who is supposed to have tortured women in the basement of the building the participants are housed in. In fact the narrative fits in well with the hauntingly beautiful mountainous region, which the camera often takes in from a bird's eye view. Isa has more on her mind than the aforementioned tale however, namely enigmatic therapist Einar, for whom "there is a fine line between good and evil". The youngster suspects her mother is romantically involved with him. Could he even be her father? Isa's emotional turmoil is heightened by first sexual experiences with the playful kitchen assistant, the only bright spot in this madhouse full of grown-ups.

Full of fantasy and insinuations, the conflict inexorably heads towards its climax, as Isa starts to lose herself between nightmare and reality. Only a detective inspector, played by the legendary Mirosław Baka, exudes confidence. Justifiably so? JG

Filmformat
DCP | Farbe / colour
Drehbuch
Leis Bagdach, Constanze Knoche
Kamera
Andreas Bergmann
Ton
Michał Krajczok, Felix Andriessens
Schnitt
Kai Minierski
Ausstattung
Katarzyna Slaska
Musik
Felix Andriessens
Darsteller
Stephanie Amarell, Godehard Giese, Claudia Geisler-Bading, Karin Hanczewski, Miroslaw Baka
Produzent
Leis Bagdach
Produktion
Neufilm GmbH
Co-Produktion
Avantgarde Film Studio, Cinelight Spółka
Kontakt
Neufilm GmbH
Leis Bagdach
Daenenstraße 12
10439 Berlin
Germany
+49.30.44.03.90 00
www.neufilm.com
lbagdach@neufilm.com
Constanze Knoche

Constanze Knoche - born in 1975 Magdeburg, Germany. After studying dramaturgy in Leipzig (Germany) she studied directing at the HFF “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam-Babelsberg, at the Filmacademy in Vienna and at the Lisbon Theatre and Film School. Since 2007 she works as director, writer and producer for film and TV.

Movies
TAKTAK (2001, short)
DER KUSS (2002, short, doc)
DAS AUGE (2003, trailer FFC)
TERESAS ZIMMER (2006, TV)
DIE BESUCHER (2012)
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