DO YOU SOMETIMES FEEL BURNED OUT AND EMPTY?
Film - New German Cinema Filmfest 2017

DO YOU SOMETIMES FEEL BURNED OUT AND EMPTY?

Directed by Lola Randl

Info

Director: Lola Randl
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Year: 2017
PT: FÜHLEN SIE SICH MANCHMAL AUSGEBRANNT UND LEER?
OT: FÜHLEN SIE SICH MANCHMAL AUSGEBRANNT UND LEER?
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Lina Beckmann, Charly Hübner, Benno Fürmann, Traute Hoess, Inga Busch
18+

Logline

DO YOU SOMETIMES FEEL BURNED OUT AND EMPTY?

Marriage counselor Luisa is happily married to Richard, but also has an affair with Leopold, Richard’s boss. Luisa can’t decide which of the two men she should choose, until she wakes up one morning and sees a second Luisa standing right in front of her, called Ann. After her initial shock, she starts to see the potential: Finally, she can run off with her lover Leopold, while Ann takes care of her husband Richard. A perfect foursome, or so it would seem. But then her husband starts to take a liking to the new sides of his wife, more than controlling Luisa can handle.

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Meet the director

DO YOU SOMETIMES FEEL BURNED OUT AND EMPTY?

Lola Randl

Lola Randl was born in Munich in 1980. She studied at Art and Media Academy Cologne 2001-2006 and participated in the Munich Screenwriting Workshop 2007, shooting several award-winning shorts. Her debut feature IN BETWEEN DAYS screened at Perspective German Cinema at Berlin 2008. LONLEY U starring Mario Adorf and Fritzi Haberlandt followed (Filmfest 2012), as well as THE INVENTION OF LOVE (Filmfest 2013), which had started shooting 2011 but was interrupted by the tragic death of lead actress Maria Kwiatkowsky. Ranld had to rewrite the project to compensate for the female lead's absence, turning it into a dark commentary on showbiz. She lives and works in a little town in Brandenburg's Uckermark, where she shot doc series LANDSCHWÄRMER, whose second season aired Dec. 2015. She is currently adapting LANDSCHWÄRMER as a dramatic theatrical feature.

Credits

Screenplay: Lola Randl
Director of Photography: Philipp Pfeiffer
Film Editor: Andreas Wodraschke
Composer: Maciej Sledziecki
Production Designer: Tamo Kunz
Costume Design: Ulrike Scharfschwerdt
Sound: Hubertus Müll
Producer: Herbert Schwering, Christine Kiauk
Production Company: COIN FILM GmbH
Co-Producer: Stienette Bosklopper, Lisette Kelder
Co-Production Company: Circe Films BV
Distributor: Farbfilm Verleih GmbH
TV channel: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Arte