House by the lake –


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

In a fabulous world, strictly divided into main characters, supporting characters and outtakes, Paula faces the most important test of her life: she has to prove that she has what it takes to be a main character. Paula wants a glamorous life with her own storyline, exciting scenes and full of music – not like her mother, who works as a supporting character in the background. She’s top of her class at cliff hanging, proficient in slow motion and panicked screaming in her sleep – it’s just that creating emotional music just won’t work for her. Searching for a solution, she encounters inconsistencies about the death of her father, a heroic main character. Her investigations lead her to the despised, downtrodden outtakes, people with movie flaws, on the fringes of society. But instead of dangerous rebels, there she meets broken characters with real emotions, trying to survive in an unjust world.

Paula begins to doubt herself, her place in history, and those who tell it.

A film by German director Sophie Linnenbaum about a three-class society, set in the world of film, tragicomic and sprinkled with science fiction elements, which functions as a parable of the social mechanisms of discrimination and exclusion.


  • Credits

    Deutschland 2022

    Length: 120 min

    Director: Sophie Linnenbaum

    Book: Sophie Linnenbaum, Michael Fetter Nathansky

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

    Version: Deutsch mit englischen UT