Counterparts
Filmfest 2007

COUNTERPARTS Georg, a police officer, is very popular at the station and respected for his ability to remain calm and cool-headed. His partner Michael also admires him for his apparently harmonious marriage with Anne, an attractive primary school teacher. When Georg is promoted, however, he starts losing lose control over the carefully maintained façade of his "intact" family life. During the Christmas season, the conflicts that have dominated the couple's life for years begin to surface. Anne's struggle for recognition. Her parents' patronizing attitude. Georg‘s attempts to please everybody. Their grown-up children who look the other way. But the traces of Georg's physical violence can no longer be kept secret.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Victoria Trauttmannsdorff, Matthias Brandt, Wotan Wilke Möring, Susanne Bormann, Jochen Striebeck

Credits

Director: Jan Bonny