by Sven Taddicken


Drama, 90 minutes, 2018

Writer / Director: Sven Taddicken 
Producers: One Two Films, Arsam International
Maximilian Brückner, Luise Heyer, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Leonard Kunz

Funding: FFA, Mini-Traité, DFFF, Filmstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg,
TV: WDR / arte
Sales Agent: Beta Cinema
German Distributor: Koryphäen Filmverleih

Downloads: Presskit / Poster & Stills


The story of Malte, a young teacher, and his wife Liv, who gets raped by a young stranger at a tragic assault during their summer holidays. The couple shows an astonishing strength, dealing with this traumatic event as rational as possible. It takes a while to rebuild the trust in their relationship and their sexuality – things are slowly getting back to normal for the couple. Two years later, Malte meets the perpetrator again by accident. Malte cannot believe his own eyes, and follows him around the city to gather information about him. But before he can address Liv or the police, it comes to a confrontation between the two men. Malte gets sucked into his longing for justice and revenge. And it looks like the real challenge for the most beautiful couple is still to come…


DIRECTOR: Sven Taddicken

Sven was born in 1974 in Hamburg and studied directing in Ludwigsburg from 1996-2002. His shorts were shown and awarded at numerous festivals worldwide, including a nomination for the Student OSCAR in 2000 and the German Short Film Award in 2003. In 2000 he received the Caligari-scholarship. 2004 followed the grant of the Akademie der Künste Berlin “Junge Akademie”, and 2007 the grant of the Villa Aurora/Los Angeles. His first feature My Brother the Vampire received several awards at national and international film festivals (Brooklyn, Rotterdam, London). His 2nd feature Emma’s Bliss was released all over Europe, won many festivals and gained 4 nominations for the German Film Awards. His 3rd feature, the elaborate historical drama 12 Paces without a Head told the story about the adventures of the legendary pirate Klaus Störtebeker. In 2016, his feature film Original Bliss starring Martina Gedeck and Ulrich Tukur won two awards in Karlovy Vary and was released widely all over Germany.


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