About the Film
Wealthy law student Luisa joins a group of Antifa activists, drawn together by their will to fight for the cause and a disdain of conventions. In their mission to halt the continued rise of neo-Nazis across Germany, the group comes to a crossroad: Does combating hate justify violence? As Luisa struggles to understand whether her actions are motivated by personal allegiances or political convictions, she and the group must decide what to do when the ideological fight against fascism becomes concrete. The film was selected in the main competition of the 77th Venice International Film Festival.
Born in 1976 in Berlin, Julia von Heinz is one of Germany’s most acclaimed directors. Her films have won numerous awards and have screened at festivals worldwide. Her debut, Nothing Else Matters (2007), premiered at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival and won the German Film Award in 2009. Von Heinz earned her Ph.D. at the Film University Konrad Wolf Babelsberg, and teaches film directing at the University of Film and Television Munich. In 2018, she co-founded the production company Seven Elephants, together with German directors David Wnendt and Erik Schmitt, as well as producer Fabian Gasmia.