Niemand ist bei den Kälbern

No One's with the Calves

Midsummer in a village in Mecklenburg. Five houses, a bus stop, cows and fields. 24-year-old Christin (Saskia Rosendahl) lives with her boyfriend Jan (Rick Okon) on his father’s dairy farm. There is no longer any trace of the spirit of optimism of the years after the Wall came down, still less in their relationship. In the blazing heart of the summer, time seems to stand still and all Christin wants to do is escape. But when wind turbine engineer Klaus (Godehard Giese) from Hamburg turns up, the young woman senses hope that the world may begin to turn again. After the eponymous best-seller by Alina Herbing: with an unflinching camera and an almost documentary feel, this film puts an end to the myth of romantic country life. (Filmfest Hamburg)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Niemand ist bei den Kälbern (No One's with the Calves, 2021) - Prélude (2019) - Weisse Nacht (2012, short) - Spiel aus Glas (2009, short)
Competition Fiction · Crossing Europe VOD 2022
Sabrina Sarabi
Germany 2021
116 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Sabrina Sarabi
Cinematography Max Preiss
Editing Heike Parplies
Sound/Sounddesign Jonathan Schorr, Dominik Leube
Music John Gürtler
With Saskia Rosendahl, Rick Okon, Godehard Giese
Producer(s) Milena Klemke, Yvonne Wellie, Jakob D. Weydemann, Jonas Weydemann
Weydemann Bros., WDR, ARTE
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Locarno Festival 2021

Crossing Europe VOD Streaming Service
2.5. - 2.6.2022, online
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