House by the lake –


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© X-Verleih AG
© X-Verleih AG

In spite of a underlying reflective mood, Andreas Dresen und Wolfgang Kohlhaase once more prove their subtle feel for humour in everyday life. A heart-warm comedy about love, friendship and loneliness. Katrin and Nike, both in their mid-thirties, are friends who live in an old apartment house in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin. Katrin, who moved from Freiburg, southern Germany, is unemployed and a single mother to a son. Nike works as a carer. When Nike starts dating Ronald, a truck driver, Katrin feels abandoned and numbs her loneliness with alcohol. After a turbulent night she is taken to a psychiatric clinic because of alcohol abuse. In the mean time, Nike takes care of Katrin’s son Max. But her relationship with Ronald doesn’t run smoothly. She soon finds out that Ronald is married and has 3 children. When Katrin is discharged from the clinic Ronald also starts to flirt with her.

  • Credits

    GERMANY 2005

    Length: 110 min

    Director: Andreas Dresen

    Script: Wolfgang Kohlhaase

    Camera: Andreas Höfer

    Cast: Nadja Uhl, Inka Friedrich, Andreas Schmidt i.a.

  • Direction

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