a film by Elfi Mikesch
World Premiere: Panorama, Berlinale 2014

Luxembourg / Austria 2014 // color // 80min // dolby digital


Franziska (Eva Mattes), a renowned photographer, is on a journey to come to terms with her past. Along the way she’s haunted by memories of her youth and of her father’s (Martin Wuttke) strange behavior when he returned from his time in the french Légion Étrangère in North Africa. He was haunted by images of what he saw during the colonial wars, and was not able to deal with it when he returned home. Franziska is now ready to cope with her childhood memories, which she kept a secret for too long.

Written & Directed by

Elfi Mikesch


Jerzy Palacz


Helder Loureiro da Silva


Pia Dumont

Production Design

Christina Schaffer

Costume Design

Brigitta Fink

Make Up

Béatrice Stéphany


André Mergenthaler

Direct Sound

Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson

Sound Design

Greg Vittore

Sound Mixing

Alexander Koller

Production Manager

Joe Kotroczo


Lisa Olàh

Dramaturgical consultant

Kathrin Resetarits


Eva Mattes, Martin Wuttke, Carolina Cardoso, Nicole Max, Sascha Ley, Luc Feit, André Jung, Marie Jung, Zelimir Zilnik Nilton Martins, Marie-Paule von Roesgen, Luc Lamesch, Konstantin Rommelfangen

Supported by

Film Fund Luxembourg, Austrian Film Institute, Film Location Austria, Cine Art Land Steiermark, BLS South Tyrol Alto-Adige, Media

In cooperation with

ZDF/3 sat, Commissionning Editor: Ingrid Gränz

Executive Producers

André Fetzer, Alfie Lang-Král


Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu


AMOUR FOU Luxembourg, AMOUR FOU Vienna

World Sales

East West Distribution

Distribution Austria


Awards & Nominations

Special Teddy Award for Elfi Mikesch - Panorama, Berlinale 2014
Award for Best Production Design - Diagonale 2014
Nominated for the Luxemburgish Film Award 2016


Berlinale International Film Festival, Panorama 2014 - Germany
Discovery Zone, Luxembourg City Film Festival 2014 - Luxembourg
Diagonale, Graz 2014 - Austria
BIF&st - Bari International Film Festival 2014 - Italy
Bolzano Film Festival / Bozner Filmtage 2014 - Italy
Biberach Film Festival / Biberacher Festspiele 2014 - Germany
International Film Festival of Colombo 2015 - Sri Lanka
European Union Film Festival Beijing 2015 - China
European Union Film Festival Ottawa 2015 - Canada
KINO Festival of German Film @ Goethe Institute Lisboa 2016