A successful artist loses control of his life after his young daughter's death. A chance for a new start appears, but all is not what it seems.

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Valeria Eisenbart ...
Leonie Andernach
Thomas Thieme ...
Siggi Butschma
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Max Oelze
Stefan Gebelhoff ...
Paul Wiegand
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Susanne Wiegand
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Nele Trebs ...
Nele Wiegand
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Edgar Keun
Karsten Dahlem ...
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René Lay ...
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Christof Düro ...
Fahrer Kleinbus
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Henriette Zahnert (as Sabine Berg)
Patrick Heinrich ...
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David Andernach (Mads Mikkelsen) lives non-chalantly at the height of his success as a painter, as a tragic misfortune befalls him from one second to the other. While he is paying his beautiful neighbor a visit, his daughter Leonie drowns in the pool of his house. Tormented by guilt, David turns into a wreck. His life is no longer under control, especially since his wife Maja (Jessica Schwarz) can never forgive him. Completely at the end he wants to kill himself jumping in the same pool, but at the last moment is saved by a friend. But as the guilt-ridden man has fallen in the greatest despair, a butterfly flapping on his nose leads him to a door, actually more an underground tunnel. On the other side he finds life as it was before. He gets back to the all-important moment and so given the opportunity to save his daughter. But even with his own ego, which is just on the road to regret his infidelity. Conscious as never before of those who have always loved him, the auspicious ... Written by bobbuckingham

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The film was set intentionally in no specific city or country so the story could take place in any Northern European city (the exterior shots were filmed mostly in Potsdam, Germany). This is recognizable by the fact that the vehicle licence plates have no format used in the EU, the uniforms of the police officers are just plain black and the police car has no markings. See more »

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Simple and beautiful
26 March 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this film having a pretty average rating but because I enjoy Sci- fiction I thought I'd watch it. It was much better than I expected.

It's very simple but at the same time very powerful with a strong message. It has a very exciting and unpredictable story, which makes it even better as it holds you to the very end. Apart from that, the story flows and builds up very well getting you to think about what could happen next.

Apart from that, I have to mention great acting, bringing every detail of emotions to the screen through out the film. Would definitely recommend this for Sci-fiction fans.

9/10


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