WE MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD

Synopsis

ANNA (40) lives with her daughter IRIS (16) in an appealing apartment building near the forest. It’s a safe and secure place and as security officer, Anna holds an important position. When caretaker Gerti‘s dog disappears, fear and mistrust sparks in the community. Believing that her evil eye is responsible for the dog’s disappearance, Iris locks herself in the bathroom. To prove her daughter’s fears irrational, Anna starts searching for the missing dog. Soon the community is convinced that Gerti‘s dog died a violent death. Fear of the unknown murderer spreads among the residents. Neighbors begin to suspect each other. Anna tries to call the inhabitants to reason, but a group of voluntary vigilantes opens investigations against her. As pressure increases, Anna‘s situation becomes dire. To ensure that she and Iris can stay in the house, she goes beyond her moral limits.

Selected Festivals:

Berlinale - Opening Film at Perspective Deutsches Kino

Tribeca Film Festival - International Narrative Competition WINNER Best Cinematography

Berlin Film Week: Winner Best Director and Best Screenplay

 

 

Year

2022

Duration

93 Mins

Genre

Drama

Country

Germany

Director

Natalia Sinelnikova

Cast

Ioana Iacob
Jörg Schüttauf
Mina Sagdic

Producers

Julia Wagner (HEARTWAKE films)

Additional Credits

Cinematography
Jan Mayntz
Editor
Evelyn Rack
Music by
Maxi Menot
Music by
Michael Kondaurow
Production Designer
Elisabeth Kozerski