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Lomo
22nd German Film Festival | 25.10.-11.11.2018

 Lomo – The language of many others Photo (detail): © Flare Film

Lomo – The language of many others

Year 2017
Runtime 101 min
Rating NC16: Some sexual references and coarse language 
Language German
Subtitles English
Director Julia Langhof
Producer Martin Heisler, Eva Kemme
Screenwriter Thomas Gerhold, Julia Langhof
Director of Photography Michal Grabowski
Cast Jonas Dassler, Lucie Hollmann, Eva Nürnberg

Karl’s father is an architect, while his mother is a former singer who spends all her time on the computer with role-playing games. They are liberals, so the sky’s the limit for their kids.
 
Karl runs a blog on the Internet, where he collects and compiles photographs and videos. Is identity just an illusion? Many followers reading his blog ask themselves this very question.
 
When Karl falls in love with Doro, he thinks he finally knows what he wants. But after she loses interest, Karl realises that one thing is now clear: nothing is true, everything is random. Disillusioned, he starts playing a dangerous game, where his followers take increasingly more control of his life, making decisions for him, and eventually ruling over matters of life and death.

There will be a talk with director Julia Langhof after the screening

This film is presented in partnership with the Singapore Writers Festival, as part of the SWF Country Focus: Germany
 

Awards


Götz-George-Nachwuchspreis Jonas Dassler
First Steps Award 2017

Michael-Ballhaus-Kamerapreis Michal Grabowski
First Steps Award 2017

Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino for best screenplay
Munich Film Festival 2017Best Actor Jonas Dassler
Achtung Berlin New Berlin Film Award 2018

Best Production
Achtung Berlin New Berlin Film Award 2018
 
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