WHAT COSTS YOUR FEAR
Director: Florian Anders
Feature film | Germany | 2020
91 min | Stereo
55th Hof International Film Festival
Sina doesn’t need much in life. After her father’s early death, her job as a maid in a hotel is enough for her. Even her small apartment in a pre-fab high-rise building doesn’t seem to restrict her. She accepts all these circumstances – as long as she gets closer to her big dream of walking through the salt deserts of Utah. But there is one thing that worries her: her boyfriend Mario. When he decides to sign on with the local crime syndicate in the hopes of a financially brighter future, disaster takes its course for Sina. After a break-in at her apartment, Mario has a serious accident and is confronted with horrendous demands from the syndicate. But Sina also loses the ground under her feet in the face of these debts and her big dream seems to drift further away into an unattainable distance.
She leaves Mario and, through Jessy, a colleague from the hotel finds a lucrative side job as part of an art project run by Laurenz, a corrupt artist. What is initially only intended as a quick source of money soon becomes a springboard to a better life for Sina, because not only financially, but also in terms of love, Laurenz’s right-hand man, the eccentric Cowboy, opens up completely new possibilities for her. After things get more and more serious with him, however, she realizes it is Cowboy, of all people, who has manipulated her into playing Laurenz’s little games.
With ANNA HAUSBURG, CONSTANTIN VON JASCHEROFF, HOLGER HANDTKE, KLAUS-PETER GRAP, LUISE GROSSMANN, MASHA TOKAREVA, MATTI KRAUSE, SAMUEL KOCH
Screenplay FLORIAN ANDERS, Cinematography TOBIAS KAUFMANN, Editing MAREN UNTERBURGER, Production design HENNING SCHULZ, Set design HENNING SCHULZ, Costume design HENNING SCHULZ, Sound DENNIS GROSS, Sound Design KAI UNGER, Music CHRISTIAN MEYER, Make-up JULIETT BAAR, Production VICTORIA ANDERS