Films / Happy as One (komm näher)

Cast

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

Crew

WRITERAdrienne Bortoli (co-writer: Stefan Schneider)
DIRECTORVanessa Jopp
PRODUCEROliver Simon
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYRainer Klausmann
BROADCASTERSRadio Bremen (Anette Strelow); Arte (Tatjana Römer & Birgit Kämper); WDR (Katja De Bock)
DISTRIBUTORPiffl Medien GmbH

Awards & Festivals

2006
2ND INTERNATIONAL EURASIA FILMFESTIVAL IN ANTALYA - Official Selection
2006
BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection Panorama
2006
COPENHAGEN FILMFESTIVAL - Award for Heidrun Bartholomäus as
2006
FLANDERS FILMFESTIVAL GHENT - Official Selection
2006
GERMAN FILM AWARDS

Synposis

Happy as one? Or alone together? This contemporary drama crosses the paths of several people, each looking to escape their loneliness. Even though their encounters are only frail, sometimes tragic, but more often comical, they leave salutary traces in the stories oft he others.

From renowned director Vanessa Jopp (Hypo Prize and First Steps Award as well as nominations fort he German and European Film Awards for „Forget America“) comes a film not based on a script but created by extensive rehearsals and improvisations before and throughout the shoot, hence shaping the characters and plotlines.

The result is an authentic and humorous protrait of diverse people searching for a chance to overcome their loneliness. The film deals with their hopees and fears in family relations, friendships and love affairs. Seriously, but with a wink, „Happy as One“ tells great and small stories about our maddening quest for love and happiness.