Official Selection out of Competition | 111 min | 2020


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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.

Film Info

Section Official Selection out of Competition
Year 2020
Length 111 min
Language German
Country Germany, France
Rating +16

Film Credits

Director Julia Von Heinz
Screenplay Julia von Heinz, John Quester
Cinematography Daniela Knapp
Music Matthias Petsche
Editing Georg Söring
Producer Fabian Gasmia, Julia von Heinz, John Quester, Thomas Jaeger, Antoine Delahousse
Production Company Seven Elephants, Kings & Queens Filmproduktion, Haïku Films, SWR, WDR, BR, ARTE
Sound Design
Sound Bettina Bertók, Valentin Finke
Cast Mala Emde, Noah Saavedra, Tonio Schneider, Luisa-Céline Gaffron, Andreas Lust

Film Contacts

Directed by: Julia Von Heinz

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.