Drama - Development 2019

Whales is a dramatic psychological thriller. The film’s focus is centred on the reconstruction of familial relationships and conflicts. The dramatic development culminates in the discovery of a painful family secret.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nora JÄNICKE
    • Writer(s)
    • Nora JAENICKE
    • Producer(s)
    • Kim MÜNSTER (Treibsand Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Margot and Louise, both in their 30s, meet in their childhood home, an aristocratic Villa, which they inherited from their recently deceased father on the Island of Capri. As an archaeologist, researching the sites of Pompeii, he continued living in the Villa, where his two daughters grew up after his divorce from their mother Linda.
      Margot, a successful lawyer, wants to keep the Villa. Louise, a hippie working as a scuba diving instructor on Tenerife, wants to sell it as soon as possible. 
      During the week that they spend together on the Island in their childhood home, they reconnect after years of no communication. The tension is thick. The two sisters couldn’t be more different. However, the time spent together separated from the realities of their lives back home, also forces them to confront a dark family secret and the repercussions that affected them both.
      As Margot travels to Capri, she is flooded with childhood memories. Once there, she begins to clean the house, sort through all of her father’s belongings and begins organising his cremation. She does so with her usual stoic, methodology. She is scientific and practical in all things.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 10, 2019