by MATTHIAS LUTHARDT | Feature film | Germany, France
Synopsis: 1914. Alsace is German since 1871. A farm near the border, near the crest of the Vosges, on the Alsatian side. Luise (20 years) lives there alone with her father, who hires Emma (24), a French girl who’s a bit of a tomboy, unbelieving but hard worker. Everything separates them but Emma seems to be moved by Luise. One evening, in play, Emma ventures a kiss. The next day, Luise's father dies suddenly. War is declared on the same day. But Emma decides to stay with Luise to help her on the farm. Later, a young German deserter, Hermann, hides in their house. While the relationship between Emma and Luise takes a romantic turn and a fox is lurking around the henhouse, Hermann starts playing a dangerous game and tensions are rising.
Director: Matthias Luthardt
Screenplay: Sebastian Bleyl in cooperation of Matthias Luthardt
Location: France (Vosges)
Producers: Philippe Avril (Les Films de l’Étranger), Oliver Damian (27 Films Production)
Supports: Development supported by the German-Polish Co-Development fund & Creative Europe MEDIA. Production support by MFG Baden-Württemberg, Mini-traité France-Germany, Région Grand Est, Eurométropole de Strasbourg, FFA Script Development