SCENARIO

PREMIERE “Perspektive Deutsches Kino”
INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL BERLIN 2014

directed by Philip Widmann and Karsten Krause
Germany 2014, 89′, DCP

A woman’s voice and a man’s voice speaking in unison: »A woman called Monika, and a man called Hans. Hans documents in writing that Monika has threatened him – her boss, employer and lover – with the withdrawal of her sexual favors if his wife doesn’t apologize to her.«

The contents of a black briefcase lead us into a superficially well-ordered life in West Germany in 1970, in a city that can be seen as representative of the entire country. In this briefcase: the meticulous documentation of an affair between the small business owner Hans and his secretary Monika. A detailed protocol of their sexual activities leaves a trail through the field of infinite possibilities and finite probabilities of leading a different life under the same circumstances.

CREDITS

Director Philip Widmann
Co-Director Karsten Krause
with the voices of Cora Frost
Gustav Peter Wöhler
Cast Lisa Arndt
Kenneth Huber
Odine Johne
Production Works Cited
Coproduction Blinker Filmproduktion
funded by Kuratorium junger deutscher Film
Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
Filmförderungsanstalt
DEFA-Stiftung
Filmbüro Bremen