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THE CITY BELOW

2010 | Christoph Hochhäusler

Bank manager Roland falls in love with Svenja, the wife of a clerk. They start a secret affair, which grows deeper and deeper each time they meet. Roland has Svenja’s husband transferred to keep him out of the way. When she hears about this abuse of power, she feels manipulated and puts an end to the affair. Her rejection makes Roland falter…

Christoph Hochhäusler studied film at the HFF München. Heimatfilm produced his last film, „Low Profile”.

Drama, 100 Min.
Director: Christoph Hochhäusler
Writer: Christoph Hochhäusler, Ulrich Peltzer
Producer: Bettina Brokemper
D.o.P.: Bernhard Keller
Art Director: Tim Pannen
Costume: Birgitt Kilian
Editor: Stefan Stabenow

Cast: Nicolette Krebitz, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Mark Waschke, Van-Lam Vissay, Wolfgang Böck

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Distributor: www.pifflmedien.de

Festivals / awards / nominations:
International Cannes Film Festival, 2005
Un Certain Regard
Supported by Filmstiftung NRW, HessenInvestFilm and DFFF, Script development supported by FFA.