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A Film by Hellmut Mario Fulss



12 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The embittered socialist Robert Lekroucha (62) lives with his son Wladimir (13) in the East German province. After an unexpected inheritance, he responds to a job announcement from a young woman and offers her work as a maid in his home. But when Irma Freimars appears, things aren’t the way they should be. Irma comes from the much-hated West, she’s not young at all, she wears a cross around her neck, and she drinks sour Riesling wine! However, in a socialistic reflex, he hires her nonetheless. But soon, her French food and her religious nature start to get on Robert’s nerves. And on his son’s, too, who much prefers to read through his father’s old diaries, fully concentrating on reliving his first erotic experiences.


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    Hellmut Mario Fulss

    Hellmut Mario Fulss was born in Santiago de Chile and moved with his family to Germany, when he was eight years old. In Wiesbaden he finished the High-School. Afterwards he studied theatre in the JLU-University of Giessen, where he made his master about the theatre-work of Robert Wilson. After the studies he began a career as a 1.Ad in German cinema and television. As 1. AD he has been working in the Oscar-nominated SOPHIE SCHOLL – THE FINAL DAYS in 2005 and the German submission for the Academy Award for the Best Foreign language Film LABYRINTH OF LIES at the Academy Awards 2015. Hellmut Mario Fulss is Co-Author of several feature-films and is planning a long feature-Film about the changes in East-Germany after the fall of the Berlin-Wall and reunification.

Awards + Festivals

  • 50th HOFER FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Hof, Germany) October 25, 2016
  • 18th LANDSHUTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Germany)March 15, 2017
  • 5th FABRIANO FILM FEST (Official Selection, Italy)June 9, 2017
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Film Market, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 20, 2017
  • 10th FILMFESTIVAL FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Main Competition, Germany)October 2, 2017
  • 4th ARTCITY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buea, Cameroon)October 10, 2017
  • 12th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, Florida, USA)October 19, 2017
  • 8th EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lagos, Nigeria)October 23, 2017
  • 32nd FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Florida, USA)October 27, 2017
  • 14th MANCHESTER INT'L SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)November 20, 2017
  • 31st SCHWENNINGER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)November 27, 2017
  • 10th AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rimini, Italy)December 8, 2017
  • 13th THE MYRTLE BEACH INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA)April 16, 2018
  • 9th SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)April 18, 2018
  • 3rd NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)March 1, 2018


Hellmut Mario Fulss
Hellmut Mario Fulss
Hellmut Mario Fulss
Director of Photography
Martin Langer
Art Direction
Petra Albert
Costume Design
Aenne Plaumann
Matthieu Behloradsky, Jörg Theil
Andrea Mertens, Thomas Erichsen
Sound Design
Matthieu Belohradsky
Sebastian Pille


Running Time
12:31 min.
Shooting Format
Cinemascope 1:2.35
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Cinemascope 1:2.35



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Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068


Fulss & Rompeltien Film
Hellmut Mario Fulss
Viktor-Scheffel-Strasse 5
80803 München, Germany

+49 (0) 175 4155237


Hellmut Mario Fulss