Director: Nina Kusturica
Feature film | A | 2017
87 min | Dolby 5.1
52nd Hof International Film Festival
From now on, Larisa has to find her own way in life. Her husband left her with debts in their call shop. In this international meeting place, where phone calls are made and money is wired to all parts of the world, the disoriented Amari, who has lost all of his memory, shows up. Through telephone calls with his sister in Nigeria, he tries to regain his memory.
Ange also visits the phone booths on a regular basis. The longing for Romeo and Leon and her home in Togo is what brings her here. She is lonely. Leon’s warm voice which penetrates through the receiver helps her forget her sorrows, if only for a short while. Reza, a young man from Afghanistan, has to make regular contact with his family. His parents want to marry him off, and his fiancée is already looking forward to him. Looking for help, Reza calls his brother: with the phone in one hand, and his Viennese girlfriend Lisa in the other.
Mimi only really feels safe in the call shop. This is the only place where she can speak to her lover in Rome. If only he’d lift the receiver more often. Dioma is angry. Her boyfriend returned to Senegal, he’d had enough of Europe. Or maybe enough of her? The phone calls to all the various continents reveal personal life stories and current political and societal situations. All the while, the characters are faced with their most important decisions: keep up contact or bid farewell?