The Most Beautiful Couple (Das schönste Paar)
Feb. 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Goethe-Institut, San Francisco
Northern California Premiere
95 min. Germany, France (2018)
German w/ English subtitles
Director: Sven Taddicken
Starring: Maximilian Brückner, Luise Heyer, Jasna Fritzi Bauer
Producers: Jamila Wenske, Sol Bondy
Screenwriter: Sven Taddicken
Director of Photography: Daniela Knapp
Editor: Andreas Wodraschke
Production: One Two Films, Arsam International
World Sales: Beta Cinema
From the producers of The Tale. Liv and Malte are forced to revisit their past when Malte spots the man, who sexually assaulted Liv two years ago. Two young teachers, Malte and Liv, are spending their summer holiday on the Mediterranean coast, when they are suddenly attacked by three young men and Liv is assaulted. Two years later, Malte and Liv are not only still together, but demonstrating an amazing strength in dealing with the trauma, determined that it will not tear them apart. But when Malte has a chance encounter with one of the perpetrators, he finds himself driven to seek revenge and sets out in pursuit. But once he is facing the longed-for confrontation, he realizes that the situation has gotten out of control once again. He hasn't told Liv, he didn't call the police and now the couple's fragile relationship, which they have fought so hard to preserve, is threatened once more.
The Most Beautiful Couple garnered Luise Heyer the Best Actress National Award at the 2019 Bambis. It had its North American Premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.