The Have-Nots
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    The Have-Nots

    Die Habenichtse

    Directed by



    100 min

    • English
    • German


    The thin line between happiness and disaster: Jakob cancels a business trip to New York City because he finds out his ex-girlfriend is coming to a party in Berlin on that day: 9/11/2001. His friend Hans goes to the US instead. Things heat up between Jakob and Isabelle again, but Jakob blames himself when Hans dies in the terrorist attack on the WTC. Adaptation of Katharina Hacker’s novel, which won the German Book Award 2006.


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    Julia Jentsch
    Sebastian Zimmler
    Guy Burnet
    Ole Lagerpusch
    Bibiana Beglau
    Aljoscha Stadelmann
    Ronald Pickup Gina Bellmann
    Raffiella Chapman
    Catherine Walker
    Brigitte Zeh
    Mona Kino
    Robert Binnall
    Kathrin Dietzel
    Adrian Corker


    Deserves praise for revealing an often transparent truth: that the ties that bind us to each other are irrevocably  influenced by events over which we have no control.

    Jessica Kiang, Variety

    The always impressive Julia Jentsch is at her forceful best in a role which sees her slowly coming to the boil.

    Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

    Florian Hoffmeister

    Florian Hoffmeister


    When you create an atmospheric piece, you still have to have a little drum beat that keeps on clicking, so that the audience stays with you.

    Florian Hoffmeister studied directing and cinematography at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). His directorial debut 3 DEGREES COLDER won the Silver Leopard for Best First Feature in the International Filmfestival of Locarno in 2005. He continued with a successful international career as Director of Photography, collaborating with directors such as Antonia Bird and Terence Davies. His camerawork was awarded with BAFTA, EMMY and the prestigious ASC Award, given out by the American Society of Cinematographers. THE HAVE-NOTS, an adaption of Katharina Hacker’s 2006 German Book Prize- winning novel, is his second film as a director.