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Drama - Completed 2023

KARO (28) travels to Rügen with her mother MICHAELA (50). What begins as an annual trip turns out to be a journey into the past of two women who couldn't be more different.

    • Year of production
    • 2023
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Janin HALISCH
    • Writer(s)
    • Janin HALISCH, Hannah SIODA
    • Producer(s)
    • Clara GERST
    • Synopsis
    • Karo, 28 years old, secretly observes her father on a building site and senses a great distance between them. When their eyes meet, she flees the scene. Back at home, her boyfriend Alex is in bed, but their attempts to be intimate with each other fail. At this moment, Alex unexpectedly decides to end the relationship. Karo doesn't tell her mum Michaela when they meet at the hairdresser's afterwards. Instead, Michaela wants to go on holiday with her daughter straight away, although the timing seems inappropriate to Karo. For Michaela, however, it is urgently necessary. Karo spends the night at her mother's and watches through the window as Michaela argues with her lover Martin. She tries to understand why Michaela suddenly wants to leave and whether it has anything to do with Martin. Michaela insists that it's not about men, but about her and Karo. However, both women are hiding secrets from each other and finally decide to travel to the Baltic Sea together.

      What begins as an annual trip soon turns out to be a journey into the past of two women who are very different from each other. While Michaela seeks distraction, Karo longs for peace and quiet. At the hotel, they meet Jochen, a recently divorced 60-year-old man who is travelling alone with his 16-year-old daughter Marie for the first time. Karo is immediately attracted to the relationship between Jochen and Marie, as she has never had such a bond with her own father. At the same time, Michaela recognises in Jochen the perfect distraction from her chaotic love life. For Karo, Marie becomes the mirror of a youth that she herself missed out on.

      Gradually, both women realise that the gap left by Karo's father's disappearance is bigger and more painful than they thought. Old wounds are torn open and each of them tries in their own way to find healing and free themselves from their old roles. The trip to the Baltic Sea becomes a journey of self-reflection and inner growth for Karo and Michaela.