HAPPY (Germany)

HAPPY

HAPPY

  • Carolin Genreith

Synopsis

When her almost retired father regularly flies to Thailand to enjoy the company of women Carolin’s age, his daughter is understandably embarrassed. But things are getting serious: Dieter has been in a relationship with Tukta for three years now. Every morning, the lonely amateur farmer is woken by a call from his girlfriend. The wedding is looming. Is this love, as Dieter believes? Or is it more of a “business”, which is how his film-director daughter Carolin sees the relationship? In the film, she musters up the courage to examine not only her father’s unfulfilled desires and fears of being lonely in old age but also her own ambivalent feelings. Both are strong characters, as reflected in an early scene when the two of them tug at a sheet while folding laundry. But the relationship they share in the provincial Germany is put to the test in Thailand. Carolin suddenly finds herself a member of a new family, while Dieter is confronted with an entirely different concept of love.
Section(s):
  • Market
Length: 90'
Another length: 52'
Country: Germany
Year: 2016
Language(s): German, Thai, English
Premiere status (in January 2018) : Swiss Premiere
VdR edition : 2018

Production

Erik Winker – CORSO Film- und Fernsehproduktion
Martin Roelly – CORSO Film- und Fernsehproduktion

Sales Contact

Elina Kewitz
NEW DOCS
elina.kewitz@newdocs.de
Tel. +004922116819743

Screener

Watch the film on the Media Library, from 13 April to 21 July 2018, only for Industry accredited professionals. www.visionsdureelmedialibrary.ch