By Alexandre POWELZ


Drama - Completed 2014

Without You is a film about love: about the adherence and letting go, about the pain and the hope and about the cruel but also comforting truth: life goes on.

& Awards

Zurich FF 2014
Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria
Festival des deutschen Films 2014
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alexandre POWELZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Alexandra UMMINGER, Alexandre POWELZ
    • Synopsis
    • Without you I will be better off, Motte, a pregnant young woman thinks about her unborn child. Without you I cannot imagine living at all, Marcel tells his fatally ill wife Rosa. Without you I will not continue, Layla making it drastically clear to her ex-lover. Without you is a film about the most beautiful and painful thing in life: love.

      Three stories of three couples that are somehow connected. Committed midwife Rosa loves her husband Marcel, a therapist. The perfect match share everything: love, life and even work. Waitress Motte is pregnant. The father of her unborn child is Neo, not her lover but her best friend. Motte is scared of intimacy of any kind and does not want to commit at all. She decides to remain silent. Rosa and Marcel's cleaner, Layla, feels abandoned since her former lover Navid has left her for a younger woman. She cannot accept his decision and stalks him while he pushes her away even harder. Layla opens up to Marcel and tells him about her fears, but he is occupied with his own problems. His wife Rosa suffers from cancer. He wants her to fight, but Rosa knows: it’s a battle she can’t win. The tumor is recurrent, the metastases already devour her. She is going to die. There is nothing Marcel can do, he is forced into being her companion until her very last breath. The hopeless situation tears him apart, while Rosa is preparing for the last intimate moment to share with Marcel: her dying.
      Motte still does not have a plan at all. The only thing she knows, is that she wants to get rid of that alien who expands her belly like a ridiculously giant watermelon. While she waits for the due day, Layla drifts more and more away. One fateful night, all three stories escalate. Motte, Layla and Marcel have to readjust their complete beings. One thing remains for sure: whatever happens, life goes on.