DRIFTEN

THE DRIFT

By Karim PATWA

LANGFILM - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2015

Robert, a former driver in illegal races, returns to his hometown after a long period of absence. He is determined to put his past behind him and starts an apprenticeship in a repair shop. When he meets teacher Alice, his life starts to unravel.

Festivals
& Awards

Max Ophüls Preis 2015
Best Script, Award of the Prime Minister of the Saarland
Cinequest 2015
Global Landscapes Competition
Swiss Film Award 2015
Best Actress
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • SWISS-GERMAN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Karim PATWA
    • Writer(s)
    • Karim PATWA, Michael PROEHL
    • EIDR 10.5240/64EE-E9EC-73BD-C99E-9A57-L
    • Synopsis
    • Robert wants to start a new life. His addiction to speed had landed him in prison. Now he has served his sentence and is intent on not repeating the mistakes of his past. He moves back to his parents’ home and begins studying. Everything goes well, until he meets Alice. Fatefully, the woman, an English teacher many years his senior, and Robert are attracted to one another. In an attempt to be nearer, Robert attends Alice’s class. But the more intense their relationship becomes, the more it throws Robert off course. Former feelings of guilt begin to resurface.
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