Filmfest 2018

German Age Rating

A young father, afflicted by strange, murderous urges, can only just stop short of killing his own baby. Desperately in need of a substitute gratification, the psychopath comes up with a detailed plan. A prostitute he meets in a hotel room shall be his victim while his wife believes he's on a business trip. Too bad that the call girl doesn't want to play the part thought up for her. Loosely based on a novel by Ryū Murakami, which also inspired Takashi Miike's piercing thriller AUDITION.

tags: Family, Violence, Feature film, Thriller, Crime/Murder

Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Christopher Abbott, Laia Costa


Screenplay: Nicolas Pesce

Original Material: Ryu Murakami

Director of Photography: Zack Galler

Film Editor: Sofia Subercaseaux

Production Designer: Alan Lampert

Costume Design: Whitney Anne Adams

Producer: Antonio Campos, Josh Mond, Jacob Wasserman, Schuyler Weiss

Production Company: Borderline Films

Co-Producer: Brighton McCloskey, Cahrles Miller

World Sales: Memento Films International

Director: Nicolas Pesce


Nicolas Pesce was born in New York City in 1990. After graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, he directed more than 30 music videos for such artists as Snoop Dogg, The Black Keys, and Afrika Bambaataa. He developed an animated series to which Malcolm McDowell, J. K. Simons, and Colin Quinn contributed. At FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2017, he presented his first feature-length film, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER.