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Nothing else matters

Director: Julia von Heinz

Germany, 2007, 100 min, Color

 

Logline:

Carla, the runaway with high aims. Lucie, the street girl. Interchanged identities and a shared baby. The collage of a fateful year.

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Nothing else matters

Director: Julia von Heinz

Germany, 2007, 100 min, Color

 

Logline:

Carla, the runaway with high aims. Lucie, the street girl. Interchanged identities and a shared baby. The collage of a fateful year.

Synopsis

Synopsis

Carla ran away from home with great plans. She wants to go to Lyon to study fashion. At the train station all her luggage is stolen and she has to stick with Rico who offers her a job on his construction site so she can earn money to finance her journey. On the same construction site, a boat which is transformed into a bar, Lucie lives with her brother Michael. The boat is her home, where she wants to spend the rest of her life. Lucie and Carla with their completely different concepts of life are brought together by destiny. Through their interaction Carla realizes what it means to have a place in life, for Lucie a new, bigger world opens up. Shortly before continuing her journey Carla realizes to be pregnant. Her dream seems to be broken, because it is too late for an abortion. She cannot consult a doctor due to regulations of her health insurance. Lucie, who strongly wishes Carla to stay, proposes a contract: “You will have the baby pretending to be me, and I will take care of it”. Carla admits. Until the child’s birth both girls hide in an apartment, Michael settles down with them as a confidant. But finally, Carla does not want to leave her baby. She demands Lucie to leave her environment and her brother to go with her. The situation has to escalate before the two mothers are ready for big decisions.

Credits

Cast and Crew

Cast
Carla: Paula Kalenberg
Lucie: Marie Luise Schramm
Michael: Benjamin Kramme
Rico: Vinzenz Kiefer
Bert: Toni Osmani
Baby Martha Camille: Clara Charlotte König
Dietmar: Martin Ontrop


Crew
Script: John Quester, Julia von Heinz
Director: Julia von Heinz
Photography: Daniela Knapp
Editor: Florian Miosge
Sound: Benjamin Hörbe
Lights: Markus Görgens
Art Director: John Quester
Costume Designer: Elke von Sivers
Music: Matthias Petsche
Executive Producer: Philip Pratt
Editor WDR: Andrea Hanke
Producers: Susann Schimk, Jörg Trentmann

Biography

Biography

Julia von Heinz was born on June 3, 1976 in Berlin, Germany. She is a director and writer, known for Hannas Reise (2013), Was am Ende zählt (2007) and Standesgemäß (2008).

Interview

Director's Statement

People who live in a parallel world without any backup in the society and at the same time without adopting its social conventions, often release strong forces to realize their dreams, which they would have never developed within a middleclass environment. Lucie und Carla represent longings, which apparently do not match. Personally, I know this contradiction very well. Lucie’s strong desire for security and family versus Carla’s wish for liberty and action. Instead of observing and evaluating the two girls on their way, the spectator should be drawn to their side and hope with them to fullfill their longings. If this happens to the audience, the film became what I wanted it to be.
Julia von Heinz, Director and Co-Author of the film

Festivals

Festivals

Awards:
Torino GLBT Film Festival 2008: Jury Special Award
Giffoni Film Festival 2007: Chrystal Gryphon Award
International Film Festival for Children and Young People Albania 2007: Best Feature Film
IFF Schwäbisch Hall 2007: Best Film
Brooklyn Film Festival 2008: Marie-Luise Schramm "Best Actress"
Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival 2009: Honorable Mention for Narrative Feature
German Film Award LOLA 2009: Winner as "Best Children- and Youth-feature"

Festivals:
International Film Festival Berlin 2007
International Film Festival Rome 2007
Shanghai International Film Festival 2007
International Film Festival Umea (Schweden) 2007
„achtung berlin" - The New Berlin Film Award 2007
Fünf Seen Film Festival 2007
Filmfest Emden 2007
Ratzeburger Film Festival 2007
Giffoni Film Festival (Italien) 2007
Filmwoche in Nanjing (China) 2007
Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Karlsruhe 2007
Queerfilm Festival Bremen 2007
Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg 2007
Montréal Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2007
Internationales Film Festival Molodist, Kiev 2007
Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Kopenhagen 2007
Hofer Filmtage 2007
Armenia Film Fest 2007
DIVERSA Festival Internacional de Cine Gay Lesbico Trans de Argentina
Queerstreifen-Münster 2007
Riga Berlinale 2007
Kolkata Film Festival (Indien) 2007
QueerFilmFestival Esslingen 2007