Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2023


Directed by Markus Goller


Director: Markus Goller
Section: Spotlight
Country: Germany
Year: 2023
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Frederick Lau, Nora Tschirner, Burak Yiğit, Friederike Becht, Godehard Giese
18+ (no age rating)


Markus Goller again delivers highly emotional cinema in this film about one person's decision to take a sobering look at himself.

In a world in which people are often expected to make excuses for not drinking alcohol, Mark is a king without a crown. One night, when he goes to move his car while intoxicated, something finally happens: the police stop him, take away his license, and order him to take a remedial driver instruction course. Mark makes a bet with his best friend, Nadim, that he won't have another drink until he gets his license back.

Meet the director


Markus Goller

Markus Goller, born in 1969, started out in the early 1990s as a film editor. Since 1996, the Munich native has also been a director, creating his first feature film, PLANET B: MASK UNDER MASK, in 2001. FRIENDSHIP!, his second feature-length film, was surprisingly popular, attracting 1.6 million moviegoers in 2010. His subsequent films, including EINE GANZ HEIẞE NUMMER (2011), FRAU ELLA (2013), and SIMPEL (2017), were also very successful. His road movie 25 KM/H (2018) was nominated for the German Film Award in the category of best feature film. Goller's latest film, ONE FOR THE ROAD, is a renewed collaboration with Oliver Ziegenbalg, who also wrote the screenplays for 25KM/H and FRIENDSHIP!


Screenplay: Oliver Ziegenbalg
Director of Photography: Philip Peschlow
Film Editor: Raquel Caro Nuñez, Markus Goller
Composer: Volker Bertelmann
Production Designer: Heike Lange
Costume Design: Sabine Bockmeyer
Sound: André Zacher
Sound design: Clemens Becker, Philipp Sellier, Christian Bischoff
Make-up artist: Marcela Barreto, Dolores Sanchez
Casting director: Nina Haun
Producer: Oliver Ziegenbalg, Markus Goller, Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann
Production Company: Sunny Side Up GmbH, Wiedemann & Berg Film GmbH
Co-Producer: Jan Gallasch, Tobias Herrmann, Dr. Stefan Gärtner
Co-Production Company: Pictures in a Frame GmbH, SevenPictures Film GmbH, Deutsche Columbia Pictures GmbH
World Sales: Beta Cinema GmbH
Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment Deutschland GmbH