Die Vereinbarung

A Film by Falk Poetz

Synopsis

THE AGREEMENT
For his semester abroad, shy student Louis moves to Hamburg, ready to start a new chapter in his life. But his shared room is no longer available. In his misery, he finds a room in a chic penthouse. The landlord is the successful lawyer Clara, a beautiful, unapproachable woman in her 50s who makes Louis an unexpected offer: he can live free of charge, but has to sleep with her once a week. When Louis’ search remains without alternative, he gets involved in the deal.
The first night is full of compulsion and doubt, but Louis fulfills his duty. At a party he plays Clara’s lover and meets the young bon vivant Anna. Clara’s jealousy, her hatred of Anna and the disgrace of rejection grow bigger and bigger until she sees only one way out.

Director

  • Picture of Falk Poetz © Mantikor Film

    Falk Poetz

    Born in 1979, Falk studied directing for film and television and communications in Hamburg and Mittweida. After several short films, he shot commercials for e.g. Siemens, Holsten and BMW. In 2016 he founded the production company Mantikor Film. In 2017 he won the German Advertising Academy's promotional prize and produced his first international cinema commercial for Opel. This was followed by further commissions as an author and director in the advertising film sector. Falk Poetz lives and works in Hamburg Altona.

Awards + Festivals

  • *SPECIAL FESTIVAL MENTION*
    8th DELHI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Delhi, India)October 20, 2019
  • *WINNER MAIN PRIZE*
    36th VIDEO/FILM DAYS (Official Selection, Mainz, Germany)October 25, 2019
  • 6th GOA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kothrud Pune, India)November 7, 2019
  • 22nd ICARO - FESTIVAL INT'L DE CINE EN CENTROAMÉRICA (Official Selection, Guatemala)November 8, 2019
  • *AWARD OF DISTINCTION*
    CANADA SHORTS - CANADIAN & INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FEST (Official Selection, Saint John, NB, Canada)December 14, 2019
  • *GOLD REMI AWARD*
    53rd ANNUAL WORLDFEST-HOUSTON (Official Selection, Houston, USA)April 17, 2020
  • 15th MYRTLE BEACH INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA)April 21, 2020
  • *GOLD BEST SHORT THRILLER* *GOLD BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS SHORT* *SILVER BEST DIRECTOR SHORT* *BRONZE BEST LEAD ACRESS SHORT*
    2nd QUARTER EDITION OF OUR QUEEN PALM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)May 23, 2020
  • 4th ROMA CINEMA DOC (Final Round, Rome, Italy)March 27, 2021

Crew

Director
Falk Poetz
Screenplay
Falk Poetz
Producer
Lara von Kroge
Associate Producer
Falk Poetz, Sebastian Lier, Clara Schlicker
Director of Photography
Sebastian Lier
Art Direction
Malte Nitsche
Costume Design
Franziska Vogel
Sound
Simon Strasser
Editor
Leonard Ostermeier
Sound Design
Sebastian Bender
Music
Wouter Verhulst

Cast

Louis
David Nolden
Clara
Jutta Fastian
Anna
Ariana Gansuh
Christa (Cameo - as herself)
Christa Krings

Details

Running Time
29:47 min
Shooting Format
Digital 4K (RED raw)
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.39
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCER

Mantikor Film
Lara von Kroge

+49 (0)176 38495935
lara.vonkroge@mantikorfilm.com

DIRECTOR

Falk Poetz

falk.poetz@mantikorfilm.com
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