Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2022


Directed by Aron Lehmann


Director: Aron Lehmann
Section: Spotlight
Country: Germany
Year: 2022
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Rosalie Thomass, Almila Bagriacik, Marie Burchard


A witty, dead-on comedy that fires off laughs like Cupid’s arrows.

Eva doesn’t know what the world is coming to. Everything’s gone wrong since her husband left her for Bella, who is beautiful and successful. Not only does the “new girl” never miss an opportunity to endear herself to Eva’s little daughter; recently, Bella has been getting chummy with Eva’s best friend, Marlene. But Marlene has other things on her mind. Bored with the regularity of marital intercourse, she’s been flirting heavily with Peter, a handsome man who is planning to go hunting with a few friends the next weekend. They intend to hunt more than just partridges. Bella, a popular influencer, books a ladies’ luxury weekend at the neighboring spa hotel and advises Marlene to properly “bang the guy out of her head” there. To prevent this, Eva reluctantly joins them as the third member of the group and wreaks a lot of havoc in the world of waxing, whirlpools, and womanly affairs.

Meet the director


Aron Lehmann

Aron Lehmann was born in Wuppertal in 1981 and spent his youth in the Nördlinger Ries region of Bavaria. In Berlin, he was a set manager on various film productions prior to studying directing at the Film University Babelsberg in Potsdam. After making various short films, Lehmann had his feature film debut with KOHLHAAS ODER DIE VERHÄLTNISMÄSSIGKEIT DER MITTEL, which premiered at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in 2012. Also premiering at the Filmfest were HIGHWAY TO HELLAS (2015), THE LAST PIG (2016), and THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD (2020). He also served as a showrunner and one of the directors of the series THE LAST WORD (2020).


Screenplay: Lea Schmidbauer, Rosalie Thomass, Aron Lehmann
Original Material: Claudia Boderke, Lars Mering
Director of Photography: Andreas Berger
Film Editor: Ana de Mier y Ortuño
Composer: Annette Focks
Production Designer: Theresia Anna Ficus
Costume Design: Ramona Petersen
Sound: Maj-Linn Preiß, Magnus Pflüger
Sound design: Tina Laschke
Make-up artist: Valentina Schwez
Casting director: Anja Dihrberg
Producer: Timm Oberwelland, Sebastian Zühr, Theodor Gringel, Peter Eiff
Production Company: TOBIS Filmproduktion
Executive producer: Timm Oberwelland, Sebastian Zühr, Theodor Gringel, Peter Eiff
Co-Producer: Felix Wendlandt, Laura Keller, Stefan Gärtner, Tomas Radoor
Co-Production Company: SevenPictures Film, Rialto Film, Nordisk Film Production
Distributor: TOBIS Film