Director: Joachim Neef
Feature film | Germany | 2022
91 min | Dolby 5.1
56th Hof International Film Festival
After being released on parole, a young traumatized prisoner needs to find his place in society. After being sentenced to several years in juvenile prison for negligent homicide, Paul is released on parole. Insecure and aimless, the introverted loner tries to regain his footing in the world outside. To reintegrate into society, he has been offered a temporary job as a night watchman at a local university until he finds a permanent training position.
Paul spends his nights alone in the empty hallways and lecture halls of the university, longing to make friends. He is repeatedly haunted at night by traumatic memories and panic attacks. When Paul meets a group of students at a party, everything finally seems to improve. For the first time in a long time, Paul has the opportunity to make friends again and leave his old life behind. But the demons of his past do not let him rest.
With JUSTUS JOHANSSEN, MANOT BOEHM, ROMAN SCHOMBURG
Screenplay STEFANOS DIMITRIADIS, JOACHIM NEEF, Cinematography SAMIRA OBERBERG, Editing HARRY BAKER, Production design SARAH BORCHARDT, LE TUONG LINH TRAN, Costume design SARAH BORCHARDT, LE TUONG LINH TRAN, Casting STEFANOS DIMITRIADIS, JOACHIM NEEF, BRIGITTA WATZKA, NATASCHA SCHOELLKOPF, VERA SCHWANENBERG, MAXIMILIAN HAAS, ANDREAS POTULSKI, Sound BAL-ATON BORI, Sound Design JOAQUÍN PIÑERO ORTIZ, Make-up JULIENNE GERKE, Production STEFANOS DIMITRIADIS