15.9.2023 (Fri) 19:45 @ Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema
23.9.2023 (Sat) 15:55 @ PREMIERE Elements
Germany / 2020 / 74' / In German with English subtitles
Director: Eline Gehring
The self-confident and lively German-Persian Nico loves her job as a geriatric nurse and enjoys the Berlin summer with her best friend Rosa until a racist attack suddenly tears her out of her carefree everyday life. Nico realises that she doesn‘t belong as self-evidently as she always thought. Haunted by flashbacks of the terrible attack, she withdraws more and more into herself. Nico feels that things cannot go on like this and turns to the gruff karate champion Andy. With him she begins a tough training programme which helps her to channel her anger and discover her own strength, but she also loses touch with herself. When Nico eventually meets the Macedonian woman Ronny, a connection develops between the two that causes Nico to question the path she has chosen.