Director: Fran Kranz
Country: USA

German Premiere
2021 | 110 min. | English
Subtitles: German

Cast_ Breeda Wool, Kagen Albright, Jason Isaacs, Michelle N. Carter, Martha Plimpton, Reed Birney, Ann Dowd Screenplay_ Fran Kranz Camera_ Ryan Jackson-Healy Producer_ Fran Kranz Rights_ Kinology

How to speak about the unspeakable? How to forgive the unforgivable? In this nuanced chamber play, the bereaved negotiate over guilt and atonement.

They hand each other photos, exchange anecdotes about better times, desperately struggle for words and don’t know how they should deal with each other or whether they even want to. Some must come to terms with the loss of a son, others with the fact that their son is a murderer. People brought together by fate meet in a church to find a way out of their grief and inability to accept what has happened, only to give in to their pent-up emotions in the end. Writer-director Fran Kranz frames the seemingly hopeless struggle for empathy with such tenderness that the fragility of the complex and conflicted characters becomes real. A superbly cast and well-acted psychological profile of a collective tragedy far from classic black-and-white portrayals.


American Fran Kranz has been on stage since childhood. He was part of the improv comedy group Ex!t Players. He has had acting roles in numerous TV series, feature films and Broadway productions, including the science-fiction series ›Dollhouse‹. ›Mass‹ is his directorial debut.


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