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Documentary - Completed 2014

Lisa goes on a summer vacation with her grandparents, travelling from Vienna to the North Cape by car. She films the journey, in this seemingly simple and light-hearted doc, but soon its length becomes a metaphor for the couple’s long-lived and troubled relationship.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary, First film
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 77 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lisa WEBER
    • Writer(s)
    • Roland STÖTTINGER
    • Producer(s)
    • Rudi TAKACS
    • Synopsis
    • A relationship in the summer of its 47th year, a man and a woman travel to North Cape. By car. Driving for the sake of driving, not to reach a destination. They listen to hits, the same CD over and over again. And are filmed by their granddaughter. Sausages brought from home and ferry crossings by night, handstands in a hotel room and a Santa Claus village, Swedish landscapes, and Norwegian rain. An endless driving around in circles accompanied by cryptic and confusing directions from the GPS. The closer they get to reaching their destination, the less important it becomes. No longer a film about the difficulties of a long drive but one about the difficulties of a long life together. And on top of that about the difference between a reindeer and an elk, between a man and a woman, between Grandma and Grandpa. Simmering-North Cape-Simmering. And at the end, music and noodle soup.
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