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BLIND & HÄSSLICH / Ugly & Blind

BLIND & HÄSSLICH / Ugly & Blind

Ferdi thinks he's ugly - but likes the fact Jona is interested in him. Maybe because she's blind. What Ferdi doesn't suspect: She's just pretending to be blind to be able to live cheaply in subsidized housing. How long can she maintain her charade? Can love, which is supposed to make you blind, even work out that way? Director Tom Lass takes a closer look, shooting with blind actors and old Berlin buddies, acting the lead himself - paying tribute to a way of life beyond our way of seeing the world. (Letterboxd)

Tom Lass
Born in 1983 in Munich, started acting at the age of 15. Since 2005 he has become active behind the camera. His first low budget feature, “Papa Gold” (2011) was nominated for the Max Ophüls Award and the First Steps Award. He proceeded in 2013 with “Käptn Oskar”, which won the top award at Oldenburg Film Festival. “Ugly & Blind” is his third feature.

Film Selection: Blind & Hässlich (Ugly & Blind, 2017) — Käptn Oskar (2013) — Papa Gold (2011)

European Panorama Fiction 2018

Tom Lass

Germany 2017
DCP / color
100 minutes
German
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Jieun Yi
Editing
Tom Lass, Daniel Hacker, Maja Tennstedt
Sound
Valentin Finke, Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer, Henning Hein
Music
Leonard Petersen
Cast
Naomi Achternbusch, Tom Lass, Clara Schramm, Dimitri Stapfer, Eva Löbau
Producers
Lasse Scharpen

Trailer

Production

Lass Bros., SHPN3, ZDF
World Sales

Lass Bros.

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Filmfest München 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere