LOMO - The Language of Many Others
Germany, 2017, 101 min., Director: Julia Langhof, Screenplay: Thomas Gerhold, Julia Langhof, With: Jonas Dassler, Lucie Hollmann, Eva Nürnberg, World Sales: Flare Film GmbH
- First Steps Award 2017
- Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis 2017
- Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino (Filmfest München 2017)
Discussion with director Julia Langhof follows the screening.
Simply put, Karl is the black sheep in his family. About to finish high school, he is already disillusioned and couldn’t differ more from his ambitious sister and his liberal, formerly successful parents. He spends most of his free time on the internet with his blog “LOMO – The Language of Many Others,” where he collects photographs and videos, compiling them into series. When he falls in love with Doro, things seem to finally make sense to him. Doro initially responds to her opinionated and rebellious classmate – but not for long. Karl is convinced: Everything is random! And he starts playing a dangerous game. Uploading a sensitive video of Doro and himself online, Karl lets his followers decide on his actions and eventually, on matters of life and death.