The Most Beautiful Couple © Beta Cinema

Sat, 10/12/2019

9:00 PM

Egyptian Theatre


DOUBLE FEATURE: begins with LEIF IN CONCERT VOL. 2 at 6:30 pm,
followed by Q&A with Writer-Director Christian Klandt & Producer Martin Lischke.

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUPLE (DAS SCHÖNSTE PAAR) begins at approximately 9:00 pm.

Ticket price includes admission to both films.

Germany (2019), 109 min. DCP Projection
German with English Subtitles

Director: Sven Taddicken
Screenplay: Sven Taddicken
Cinematography: Daniela Knapp
Cast: Luise Heyer, Maximilian Brückner, Leonard Kunz, Jasna Fritzi Bauer

Producers: Sol Bondy, Jamila Wenske  
Co-Producer: Ilann Girard 
Production Company: One Two Films, in co-production with Arsam International

Schoolteachers Liv (Heyer) and Malte (Brückner) appear to be the perfect couple. While enjoying their summer holidays in Mallorca, the unimaginable happens; a group of teenagers attack them and sexually assault Liv, while Malte is forced to watch.  Two years later, the couple is not only still together, but seem to exhibit incredible strength in handling the trauma, determined to hold on to their relationship. Although Liv's work with a therapist has helped her process the assault, Malte still seems stuck and is unable to forgive the assailant, nor himself for what happened. 

After a chance encounter with one of the perpetrators, Malte finds himself driven to seek revenge and sets out in pursuit of Liv's assailant. What follows is a cat and mouse game that threatens the couple's fragile relationship, which they have fought so hard to preserve. Powerful performances by Heyer and Brückner bring the tension of Writer-Director Taddicken's meticulously crafted blend of relationship drama and revenge thriller to life.


$12- / General Audiences
$10-  / Seniors, Students
$8-  / Cinematheque Members
$9.-  / FoG Members (box office only)

  • achtung berlin 2019, Honorable Mention, Feature Film, new berlin film award, Best Actor (Leonard Kunz).
  • MONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019 – Grand Prix Feature Film, Best Acting Award
  • KINOFEST LÜNEN 2018, Perle, Best Costume
  • FILMFEST HAMBURG 2018, Hamburg Producer’s Award

Sven Taddicken was born in 1974, in Hamburg and studied directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemburg. His short film COUNTING SHEEP (1999) was nominated for the Student Academy Awards®. His feature debut GETTING MY BROTHER LAID (2001) premiered in the Official Competition at the Rotterdam Film Festival and received the FIPRESCI Critics' Award. His second feature, EMMA'S BLISS (2006), premiered at the San Sebastian IFF and has won numerous international awards. His other films include 12 PACES WITHOUT A HEAD (2009) and ORIGINAL BLISS (2016). THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUPLE is his fifth feature film as a director. Sven Taddicken lives and works in Berlin and Hamburg.

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