Directed by: Kerstin Polte
Original title: Wer hat eigentlich die Liebe erfunden?
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Cast: Corinna Harfouch (Downfall, Perfume, Berlin Calling), Meret Becker ( Munich, Wetlands, A Change in the Weather), Sabine Timoteo (The Free Will, The Wonders, Center of my World)
Written by: Kerstin Polte
Produced by: Jonas Katzenstein, Maximilian Leo, Rajko Jazbec, Dario Schoch
Production company: augenschein Filmproduktion, CognitoFilms
Production year: 2018
Release year: 2018
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Language: German
Duration: 93 min
Subtitled versions: English, French (to come)
Format: HD, DCP


On an impulse, 60 year old Charlotte leaves her husband stranded at a gas station in the middle of nowhere. A deep and driven instinct has her setting off, away from her old mundane life as a grandmother, a mother, a wife, and towards a new and different life. Little does she know that her granddaughter, Jo, a wonderfully whimsical child, is hiding in the back of the car. Charlotte’s spontaneous escape triggers off a journey, not only for her and her granddaughter, but also for her husband Paul and daughter Alex. As Paul and Alex pursue Charlotte and Jo across the countryside, they stumble into their own mishaps, self discoveries and emotional confrontations. Through quirky twists and hilarious turns this disoriented band convene to a lost hotel on the coast, run by an eccentric, weirdly charming man, whose own sense of loneliness, and a will to love, has him waiting for such an intervention. At the end of their journey, forced to confront each other and make choices, they find that allowing each other to be what they want to be, is the answer. And that love is the binding force that will dictate their future.




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