PIGS WILL FLY
Director: Eoin Moore
Feature film | D | 2002
102 min | Dolby SR
36th Hof International Film Festival
Laxe is very popular as a policeman in the Berlin neighbourhood Märkisches Viertel. Hardly anyone, however, knows that he’s obsessively jealous and tends to beat up his wife, Manuela. One day, he goes too far: Manuela ends up in hospital. Laxe is suspended from work. To get a grip on things, Laxe flies to San Francisco to visit his brother, Walter, who’s been living there for more than ten years.
Their encounter stirs up childhood memories. The confrontation with his brother and the foreign surroundings force Laxe to acknowledge the truth regarding his childhood and his relationship with his father. Slowly he’s willing to acknowledge the mistakes he’s made. A new relationship puts him to the test.