Film - New German Cinema Filmfest 2018


Directed by Robert Bohrer, Emma Rosa Simon


Director: Robert Bohrer, Emma Rosa Simon
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Eric Klotzsch, Lana Cooper, Hartmut Becker, Sabine Vitua, Gerdy Zint



Lenz is a Kreuzberg layabout: funny, charming, imaginative, and incapable of making decisions. When he and Ira become a couple, the two spend a carefree summer together — until Ira makes it clear to Lenz that she wants a baby. She is approaching 40, after all. The thought of having a child frightens Lenz. He runs away and goes back to his old life: sleeping in, partying, and smoking in the kitchen with his friend Kenn. Lenz does miss Ira, though, and when the two happen to meet again, they share a night of passion — and Ira becomes pregnant. This is a romantic comedy full of dry humor and wonderfully surreal ideas.

Meet the director


Robert Bohrer, Emma Rosa Simon

Robert Bohrer, born in Bonn in 1979, is a trained film and video editor who attended the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb) from 2007 to 2010. He received the German Short Film Award for his graduation film, MANOLO, in 2010.

Emma Rosa Simon was born in Tremblay les Gonesse, France, in 1977. After high school, she attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. In 2017, she completed her study of cinematography at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb). Her documentary LOST HORIZON received the Dokupreis of Bayerischer Rundfunk and was shown in German competition at the Dok Leipzig Festival. Her documentary L'AMOUR earned her the Gerd Ruge Scholarship and a Mini Traité grant for developing filmmakers.


Screenplay: Emma Rosa Simon, Robert Bohrer
Director of Photography: Emma Rosa Simon
Film Editor: Jörg Volkmar
Composer: Daniel Glatzel
Production Designer: Caroline Ohmert, Denise Baron
Costume Design: Lena Nienaber
Sound: Daniel Fischer
Producer: Eva Kemme, Tobias N. Siebert, Ansgar Frerich
Production Company: BASIS BERLIN Filmproduktion
Co-Production Company: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Editor: Jörg Schneider
TV channel: ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel