NACHTLÄRM

By Christoph SCHAUB

T & C FILM AG - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012

It’s a rainy night and the sleep- and currently sex-less couple, Livia and Marco, are experiencing a nightmare, chasing another couple who has unintentionally kidnapped their baby. A wild pursuit through the night begins.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SWITZERLAND, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Christoph SCHAUB
    • Writer(s)
    • Martin SUTER
    • Producer(s)
    • Marcel HOEHN (T&C Film), Stefan ARNDT (X Filme Creative Pool)
    • Synopsis
    • LIVIA (32) and MARCO (35) are a stressed couple with a minor problem – whose name is TIM. Despite his tender age, in the few months that he has been in this world, he has turned the lives of his parents completely upside down. Especially at night, when his screaming attacks makes not only sleep but also any physical closeness between Marco and Livia impossible.
      And the same goes for this night as well: When Marco, for the first time in ages, attempts to seduce his wife (successfully), Tim begins to scream and doesn’t stop. His exasperated parents buckle him up in the car seat and drive off. Only when they reach the highway and the optimum speed for Tim (130 km/h), does the baby calm down and fall asleep. His parents fight and Livia announces that she wants to head to the next service area.
      The decision to drive to the rest stop has fatal consequences. This is where Marco and Livia meet the CAR OWNER who has parked his silver Mercedes in the lot - as well as CLAIRE (25) and JORGE (40) who have just stolen a motorbike. While Livia is still using the restroom, Marco decides to buy cigarettes and leaves Tim alone in the car for a short while. Livia and Marco return to find that their car has disappeared – and Tim with it. Without hesitating, Marco and Livia get into the silver Mercedes of the car owner and take up pursuit of their Golf, tires screaming.
      Claire and Jorge, who have stolen the Golf, initially do not realize that there is a „stowaway“ on board – Tim is quiet and the couple believes that everything is fine. Marco and Livia, however, are fighting once again – until the ringing of the car phone disturbs them. It’s the enraged owner calling. Marco and Livia explain the situation to him. He understands and says that he will inform the police. Instead, he buys a map and studies the motorbike of Jorge and Claire with interest.
      Thus, a turbulent journey through the night begins. While Claire and Jorge attempt to come to terms with the extremely grueling screaming of the baby – as parents of a few hours’ standing so to say. Marco and Livia, under extreme pressure, pursue the car with their baby in it. The car owner, a criminal in the disguise of a policeman, continues to set them on the wrong track. They have to deal with the car getting stuck as well as with a potential rapist, but they finally triumph, a good team.
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