House by the lake –


Foto: Bandenfilm
Foto: Bandenfilm
Foto: Bandenfilm
Foto: Bandenfilm

Paula wants a life with her own storyline, with exciting scenes and full of music – not like her mother, who works as a supporting character in the background, with limited dialogue and no emotions. That’s why she attends the school for main characters and is about to take her final exams. She is top of the class in cliff hanging, masters panicked screaming and slow motion in her sleep – only creating emotional music just won’t work for her. The search for dramaturgically appropriate emotional music and her father, a supposedly legendary main character, leads her into the abysses of a fictional cinematic world to the outlawed outtakes that have no place in film history. Here, these characters with film flaws are suppressed and marginalised because they are out of sync, incorrectly subtitled or not properly digitised…

“The Ordinaries” is extraordinary in both idea and execution. A film by German director Sophie Linnenbaums about being a film, the tasks of the characters: creating film emotions.

Followed by a film talk with director Sophie Linnenbaum



  • Credits

    Germany 2022

    Length: 120 min

    Director: Sophie Linnenbaum

    Screenplay: Sophie Linnenbaum, Michael Fetter Nathansky

    Cast: Fine Sendel, Jule Böwe, Henning Peker, Sira Faal, Noah Tinwa, Denise M’Baye, Pasquale Aleardi

    Version: German with English subtitles