It’s Lara’s 60th birthday, and she should be celebrating. She just retired, and prodigy son Viktor is debuting his musical composition at a prestigious concert. Instead, she has reached a moment of personal crisis—years of heartless behavior has alienated her from everyone around her, including Viktor. As Lara becomes obsessed with making the evening a success, the action rises to a fever pitch. Anchored by a fierce performance, this high-anxiety character study is a marked turn from Gerster’s blithe comedic debut A Coffee in Berlin.
“An excruciating comedy of awkwardness that blossoms into a moving examination of a life lost and chances not taken.”
- German with subtitles
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