Fiction

ALONE

2004
a film by Thomas Durchschlag

a LICHTBLICK FILM Production
in co-production with WDR
in collaboration with Filmboard NRW

distribution: Zorro Film

35mm / 90 Minutes / Dolby SR / Color

SYNOPSIS
The young student Maria lives a life marked by an addiction to closeness, by excesses with sex, drugs and alcohol and her penchant for self-destruction. Her biggest enemy is being alone which she is trying to fight by having an affair with Wolfgang and numerous one-night-stands. One day, she meets the young student Jan she feels that this beginning relationship is different from all the others she has experienced so far. Because of her desire to keep her instable way of life secret, Maria tries to hide her very inner self from Jan, and in so doing puts his trust in her to a hard test.

CAST
Lavinia Wilson
Maximilian Brückner
Richy Müller 
Victoria Mayer

TEAM
written and directed by: Thomas Durchschlag
producer: Joachim Ortmanns
commissioning editor: WDR – Michael André
production manager: Christian Fürst
sound by: Andreas Wölki
editor: Ingo Ehrlich
DoP: Michael Wiesweg
art designer: Sonja Ilius
costume designer: Ute Paffendorf
make-up artist: Frauke Horn
casting by: Anja Dihrberg
music by: Maciej Sledziecki

WORLD PREMIERE
Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2004

FESTIVALS / AWARDS
Preis der Interfilm-Jury, Beste Nachwuchsdarstellerin, Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Preis
Berlin & Beyond, San Francisco
Tiger Award Competition, IFF Rotterdam
Berlinale
Seattle IFF
Karlovy Vary IFF
Mercedes-Benz Förderstipendium im Rahmen des Adolf Grimme Preis