Films / Happy As One (Komm Näher)


Meret Becker
Hinnerk Schönemann
Stefanie Stappenbeck
Marek Harloff
Fritz Roth
Heidrun Bartholomäus
Marie-Luise Schramm
Jana Pallaske


WriterAdrienne Bortoli
Co-WriterStefan Schneider
DirectorVanessa Jopp
ProducerOliver Simon
Director of PhotographyRainer Klausmann

Awards & Festivals

Berlin Film Festival Official Selection Panorama
Copenhagen Film Festival Award for Heidrun Bartholomäus as Best Actress
German Film Awards Nominated for Best Feature Film and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Meret Becker
Karlovy Vary Film Festival Official Selection
Montréal Film Festival Official Selection
Seattle Film Festival Official Selection


Happy as one? Or together alone? This contemporary drama follows eight protagonists, each looking to escape their loneliness. Even though their encounters are always random, sometimes tragic, but more often comical, each has a positive impact on the lives of the others. From renowned director Vanessa Jopp (winner of the Hypo Prize and First Steps Award as well as nominations for the German and European Film Award for „Forget America“) comes a film created in extensive rehearsals and improv before and throughout the shoot. Tongue-in-cheek but truthful, „Happy as One“ tells big and small stories about our maddening quest for love and happiness.