Drama - Completed 2005

In an obsessive sexual encounter with a sixteen-year-old boy Elsa is exposed to the relentless revelation of her own desires.

    • Year of production
    • 2005
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Angelina MACCARONE
    • Writer(s)
    • Susanne BILLIG
    • Producer(s)
    • Ulrike ZIMMERMANN (MMM Film GmbH)
    • Synopsis
    • ELSA SEIFERT (49), a successful probation officer, completely immersed in her work. She lives with Raimar, the father of their daughter Daniela.
      Triggered by the fact of her daughter leaving the parental home, cracks start to appear in Elsa’s daily routine. Compromises which, for decades, had stood the test of time, no longer seem to occur to her, she is no longer prepared to toe the line. Instead, she becomes extremely receptive to anything which appeals to her intensity of feeling.
      Jan Winkler (16), her new probation candidate, tempts Elsa out of her shell. His gauche devotion, his undisguised offers to sexually subjugate himself to her, produce in her a maelstrom effect from which she does not wish to extricate herself.
      Elsa enters willingly upon this risky venture with Jan. She desires that which is not permissible, and yet which is there. Jan and Elsa celebrate, even stage their desires, developing their own entire sexual cosmos. In the process of doing so, her life visibly slips out of joint.
      Her secret is discovered. Elsa takes the risk of elopement together. But their liaison cannot stand up to the light of day. In order not to destroy Jan’s life, Elsa has to put an end to the affair.
      But for her nothing is the way it was before.
    • Partners & financing
    • MMM Film GmbH (Ulrike Zimmermann)