Short Movie, drama,39 min, GER / 2004
ZDF / Arte

Graduate film of Stephan Rick & Pascal Rémond

Production Company
Filmakademie Ludwigsburg

Stephan Rick

Director of photography
Pascal Rémond

Nadine Klante

Executive producers
Anne Hoever & Katharina Jakobs

Principal cast
Andreas Windhuis (Harald)
Beate Abraham (Inge)
Sutharod Schlegel (Somjai)



The 39-year-old Harald lives in a symbiotic relationship with his mother. The tyrannical mother cooks and supervised their son. She does not miss, however, that Harald longs for love and for their own lives and secretly made ​​the first steps in this direction. When he finally brings a thai lady named „Somjai“, a fierce battle begins. Harald wants to emancipate itself without the injured mother, the mother is trying to expel the foreign woman and the thai woman strives for harmony and understanding.


First Frame Festival 2007, Neu Dehli, best short film [Richtung Leben]
Studio Hamburg Award 2006, best shortfilm [Richtung Leben]
10. Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2004, 1 st Price [Richtung Leben]
45. Krakau Film Festival 2005, honory award [Richtung Leben]