The Calling Game
Filmfest 2007

THE CALLING GAME Irm, a woman in her early 30s, calls strangers and, imitating a child’s voice, pretends she is a young cancer patient. In heart-rending conversations, she establishes relationships that she abruptly ends when they threaten to become too close. This is Irm’s way of reaching out from a life in which she works in a laundrette and looks after her bed-ridden mother. Though no longer able to talk, her mother still makes it clear that her favorite was always Irm’s sister, Margit. But now Irm has the upper hand and lets her know it. But when she contacts a new victim, the self-assured but emotionally vulnerable Sina, the game gets out of control...

tags: Feature film

Cast: Valerie Koch, Esther Schweins, Franziska Ponitz, Stefanie Mühlhan, Ivan Shvedoff


Director: Felix Randau