This first FOGMA film is set in a luxury wellness hotel where the corridors smell of massage oil and steak. For six weeks, the actors worked in the steamy kitchen and serene massage rooms of the Kurhaus Ahrenshoop, where they had to improvise without any real script.
On one of his first days at work, the timid, clumsy Clemens gets taken in by the liberated cook Lara, who can’t keep her hands off the cooking wine and hip flasks. A Hawaii massage gets out of hand, and is the starting point of a secret and not very tender love affair in which Lara calls the tune. The hierarchical relations on the shop floor also become increasingly oppressive.
Love Steaks was made at Potsdam-Babelberg University, and emerged from the FOGMA manifesto, 'Rules Are Freedom', in which the makers state that they want to plan the unpredictable and create a structure that offers both grip and freedom so they can surrender entirely to impulses.

Filmmaker
Jakob Lass
Country
Germany
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
89’
Language
German
Producer
Ines Schiller, Golo Schultz
Production Company
Potsdam-Babelsberg University of Film and Television "Konrad Wolf"
Sales
Potsdam-Babelsberg University of Film and Television "Konrad Wolf"
Writer
Jakob Lass, Ines Schiller, Timon Schäppi, Nico Woche
Cinematography
Timon Schäppi
Editor
Gesa Jäger
Production Design
Caspar Pichner
Sound Design
Julius Middendorff, Christoph Kozik
Music
Golo Schultz
Cast
Franz Rogowski, Lana Cooper
Website
http://lovesteaks.de