Future Is a Lonely Place

Die Zukunft ist ein einsamer Ort

Director: Martin Hawie, Laura Harwarth
Country: Germany

2021 | 101 min. | German
Subtitles: English

Cast_ Lucas Gregorowicz, Katharina Schüttler, Denis Moschitto, Ronald Kukulies Screenplay_ Laura Harwarth, Martin Hawie Camera_ Mathias Prause Producer_ Andreas Brauer Rights_ Der Filmverleih GmbH

Dark, gripping and uncompromising: a melancholic study in the guise of a thriller about revenge.

A man robs an armoured van and then turns himself in. Frank seems like a normal guy among all the tough men in prison, a harmless loner fighting to survive between the fronts of rival gangs. No one suspects that he is pursuing a merciless plan of revenge. The directing duo have succeeded in making a remarkable contribution to the revenge and prison-film genre. They combine a precise character study with consistently suspenseful cinema that ends where a German drama must end: in the forest. The sepia-coloured images convey a melancholy that seems to come from deep within the broken hero. We are given a psychological profile of a driven man who cannot escape the workings of his own thoughts of revenge and who is ultimately crushed by them.


Martin Hawie, born in Lima in 1975, studied film directing in Barcelona and Cologne. In 2015 he directed ›Toro‹, which received honourable mention at the Hof Film Festival. ›Future Is a Lonely Place‹ is Laura Harwarth’s directorial debut. Born in Cologne in 1989, she studied film and television production there.


  • Sunday 14.11.202118:15MannheimMAStadthaus N1
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  • Friday 19.11.202117:00MannheimMACineplex Planken

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