A film by Sonja Heiss

Year  2004

Length: 15 min

Format:   1:1.85

Country of production  GER

Intro | Synopsis

In search of an adventure, Christina, a woman in her forties, ends up with René and Sandra, a young couple living in apparent harmony.
Pale afternoon light shines through the neatly arranged curtains onto the three-piece suite. Topics which are a strain to find grind to a halt after a few sentences and end in oppressive silence which is only interfused by the gentle pumping of the aquarium. Gradually, however, it becomes evident why these three people are sitting together.


Komplizen Film in co-production with Czar.de and HFF München.



Kirsten Block


Michael Sideris


Laura Schuhrk


Directed by

Sonja Heiss


Sonja Heiss

Svenja Steinfelder

Director of Photography

Nikolai von Graevenitz


Heike Parplies

Production Design  

Anica Otte

Florian Speidel

Costume Design 

Anica Otte

Make Up   

Henriette Höft

Original Sound

Andreas Prescher

Sound mix

Sebastian Rose

Instant Records

Original Music

They Play

Production Manager



Janine Jackowski (Komplizen Film)

Susanne Ehlers


Regensburg Short Film Festival 2004

Sponsorship Award FFFBavaria

Young Talent Award Munich 2004

Film Festival Munich 2005

Short Tiger-Award from the FFA

Attention Berlin - New Berlin Film Award 2005

Best Short Film

Bamberger Short Film Festival 2005

Jury Prize


Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2004

Cork International Film Festival 2004

Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche 2004

Kinofest Lünen 2005

Exground Filmfest Wiesbaden 2005

L`Alternativa - Festival of Independent Film 2005

ArgenKino, Kurzfilmfestival Buenos Aires 2005

Kurzfilmfestival Landshut 2005

Bamberger Kurzfilmtage 2005

Short Film Festival Augsburg 2005

achtung berlin – new berlin film award 2005

Sehsüchte – International Student Film Festival of HFF Konrad Wolf 2005

Festival Signes de Nuit Paris 2006

Presented on the short film compilation "Next Generation"
released by the Exportunion of German Film 2006