Directed by Christian Petzold
Starring: Benno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, Hilmi Sözer
Year of production : 2008
Running Time: 93 Minutes
Country: Germany (In German with English Subtitles)
Off the beaten path of life, three people stumble into a fateful encounter. Thomas, young and strong, as been dishonorably discharged from the army. Ali, an affable Turkish businessman, has seen some hard times, but now his primary concern is making sure the employees of his snack-bars don’t cheat on him. Laura, an attractive woman with a dark past, seems to find refuge in the shadows of her marriage to Ali.
Thomas, Ali, and Laura keep an eye on each other and keep their secrets to themselves. This love-triangle is a classic cinematic constellation but with a daring new interpretation: Caught between guilt and freedom, between passion and reason, there are wishes whose fulfillment can only mean escape.