Love Steaks

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Love Steaks

Directed by Jakob Lass

  • Germany 2013; 89 min
  • Original version: German
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
    • Best Director, Best Production, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress - Munich Filmfest
    • Slamdance Trailer Competition Grand Prize - Slamdance FF
    • Max Ophüls Prize - Max Ophüls FF
    • Lions Film Award - Rotterdam IFF
    • Best Film - Saas-Fee Filmfest

    Munich FF


Clemens works as a masseur, Lara as a cook, but their clientele is the same: the guests of a luxury hotel. As sparks begin to fly between the two, his sensitivity clashes with her more fiery temperament - opposites attract, but harmony is nowhere in sight. Yet love can also be messy and blood a sign of devotion. This very clearly defined film, whose protagonists try to gain attention in strange ways, is consciously out of tune – just like the guitar that the main character tries to play. Sneeringly provocative and not afraid to show its protagonists in unflattering or embarrassing situations, the film leaves viewers with the unpleasant feeling one gets when someone makes fun of their weaknesses. Although this unbridled film was shot on the basis of a definitive script, it also employed improvisation and real hotel staff. It consciously explores the ridiculousness of human existence while demonstrating once and for all that it’s tough to prepare for life at hotel school.



    Cristina Marx