House by the lake –


Foto: UCM.ONE GmbH
Foto: UCM.ONE GmbH
Foto: UCM.ONE GmbH

The self-confident German-Persian Nico is a cheerful person. She loves her job as a geriatric nurse and is popular with everyone because of her easy-going and understanding manner. She enjoys the Berlin summer with her best friend Rosa, until a racist attack suddenly tears her out of her carefree everyday life. After that, nothing is the way it used to be: security gives way to mistrust and Nico withdraws. Plagued by flashbacks of the horrific act, she decides never to be a victim again and takes training with karate world champion Andy. Is this the way out of her anger and the chance to regain her old self-confidence?

Eline Gehring’s feature film debut premiered in January 2021 at the Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival in the Feature Film Competition section and was awarded the prize for “Best Young Actress”.

  • Credits

    Germany 2021
    Length: 75 min
    Director: Eline Gehring
    Screenplay: Eline Gehring, Sara Fazilat, Francy Fabritz
    Cast: Sara Fazilat, Javeh Asefdjah, Sara Klimoska, Andreas Marquardt, Brigitte Kramer

    Version: German