In My Room

Ulrich Köhler

IFFR 2019

Say No More

  • 120'
  • Germany
  • 2018

Novice midlifer Armin is not really getting on in life, not in love and not on a professional level. After a stupid mistake at work (instead of recording soundbites by politicians, he only records the blanks before and after their statement), his life starts going pear-shaped. When his mother also dies, he wakes up next morning as the only survivor in a completely unpopulated world. What now?

Like a contemporary Robinson Crusoe, Armin surrenders to the rhythm of the seasons and lives through his own Genesis story. In the beginning was the word? Ultimately Armin also finds someone to talk to. But the gender roles are not those in the Bible. As a parable, there’s not a moment’s moralising in In My Room. The stylistic approach is down to earth and the spectators are completely free to pose questions themselves. 

As part of Critics’ Choice, the screening of Thu 31 Jan, 17:45 will be preceded by a video essay by Luís Azevedo.

 
Filmmaker
Ulrich Köhler
Productieland
Germany
Productiejaar
2018
Festival editie
IFFR 2019
Lengte
120'
Medium/Formaat
DCP
Talen
German, English
Producent
Christoph Friedel
Productiebedrijf
Pandora Film Produktion
Sales
The Match Factory GmbH
Scenario
Ulrich Köhler
Camera
Patrick Orth
Editor
Laura Lauzemis
Production Design
Jochen Dehn, Silke Fischer
Sound Design
Andreas Hildebrandt
Muziek
Johannes Grehl
Cast
Hans Löw, Elena Radonicich, Michael Wittenborn, Ruth Bickelhaupt, Emma Bading, Katharina Linder, Felix Knopp