Director: Isabelle Stever
Feature film | D | 2010
90 min | Dolby SRD
44th Hof International Film Festival
37-year-old Simone decides to go out alone on New Year’s Eve. The next morning, she wakes up next to a stranger in his car, and a few weeks later she discovers that she’s pregnant. By coincidence, she runs into the stranger again – handsome Hannes – and is surprised to find that contrary to her expectations, he’s actually happy about the pregnancy and wants to live with her. Could this be the face of happiness?
While Hannes works in a hospital as a nurse in palliative care, tending to the dying with extraordinary tenderness, Simone renovates their shared little home. An attractive neighbor fuels Simone’s jealousy and threatens her idyll. The larger Simone’s baby belly grows, the more extensively Hannes’ confidence and integrity warm the nest while Simone’s doubts grow – and the more oppressive their little homemade prison appears.