A woman has a strange encounter on her way to work. She finds herself gazing into a wild pair of eyes, and it seems to her that her entire life hitherto has been a joke. She cannot forget the instant and becomes a hunter who indeed finally manages to lock the wild creature in her high-rise apartment. Now she herself begins to assume a new identity, one which breaks with all the fetters of bourgeois life. Strangely, this pleases the people around her, particularly her boss… It seems they all share her secret yearning.
- Critics’ Award - Saas-Fee Filmfest
- Lilith Stangenberg
- Georg Friedrich
- Silke Bodenbender
- Saskia Sophie Rosendahl
- Frowin Wolter
- Nicolette Krebitz
- Reinhold Vorschneider
- Bettina Böhler
- James Blake
- THE MATCH FACTORY
Questions the behavioral standards we take as given with quiet daring and disquieting sangfroid.
A transgressive beauty and the beast for a dark modern age.
Stangenberg is a genuine force of nature, in every sense of the term, and Krebitz's direction demonstrates a commendable fearlessness of vision.
I don't think in categories when coming up with stories. I always want to create something I wish for. To me, film really is a dream factory.
Nicolette Krebitz (1972, Germany) started her career at the age of 10, when she replaced her sister at an audition. From the dozens of roles she has played, she is best known for her role in the German film BANDITS (Katja von Garnier, 1997). She has been directing her own films since 2001. THE HEART IS A DARK FOREST won multiple awards at the German Film Critics Association Awards in 2007. WILD (2016), her third feature film, was selected for many festivals including Sundance and Rotterdam.