Director: Julia Langhof, Germany, 2017, 101 min. With: Jonas Dassler, Lucie Hollmann, Eva Nürnberg, Karl Alexander Seidel, Marie-Lou Sellem.
In German with English subtitles.
Awards: First Steps Award 2017, Bavarian Film Prize 2017 (Best Newcomer Actor: Jonas Dassler)
About to finish high school, Karl is already disillusioned and couldn’t differ more from his ambitious sister and liberal parents. He spends most of his free time online with his blog “Lomo – The Language of Many Others”. When he falls for 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, so he starts playing a dangerous game: he lets his followers decide on his actions and, eventually, on matters of life and death.
“Just as impressive as the twisty, engrossing narrative and the committed performances, is the fact that Langhof has hit on a dynamic, layered aesthetic that combines the multiple-sensory input of social media (video, audio, emoji, text) with more traditional scene-making.” – Variety