THE FOX

By Matthias LUTHARDT

27 FILMS PRODUCTION - as PROD

Drama - Development 2017

Summer, 1914: Two friends, Luise and Emma, are living alone on a secluded farm, when their quiet country life is disturbed by the young deserter Hermann, who triggers a dangerous emotional conflict.

A PERIOD DRAMA BASED ON THE NOVEL BY D.H. LAWRENCE

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama, Historical
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Matthias LUTHARDT
    • Writer(s)
    • Sebastian BLEYL
    • Producer(s)
    • Oliver DAMIAN (27 Films Production), Philippe AVRIL (LES FILMS DE L'ÉTRANGER)
    • Synopsis
    • Summer 1914. Luise (18) lives with her father on a remote farm in Alsace. She becomes friends with Emma (24), a French harvest hand who works on the farm. One night, the two young women end up kissing each other. When the father is found dead the day after, the devout Luise blames herself for his fate. The funeral in the nearby village is interrupted by the outbreak of the war. As Luise and Emma retreat to the isolation of the farm, however, the war is but a grumbling noise in the distance. The women start to work the land together, but the barren soil leads to a poor harvest. Moreover, a fox keeps killing their chickens. When Luise follows the fox into the woods she comes across Hermann (23), a deserting soldier who seeks shelter with the two women. The stranger becomes a friend, but when he realizes how close Luise and Emma truly are he tries to force himself between them by flirting with Luise. However, the more Hermann presses her the more evasive she becomes. As Hermann’s behaviour gets increasingly erratic the two women become even closer, and they decide to leave the farm together for good. But Hermann bars their way and confronts them. Now, in the face of a serious threat, Luise has to decide what she wants to do with her life and how far she is willing to go...
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 20, 2017
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