Salty Water


Director: Henrika Kull
Country: Germany

2023 | 89 min. | German, English, Hebrew
Subtitles: English, German
FSK | Nicht geprüft / No clearance (18+)

Cast_ Liliane Amuat, Dor Aloni, Yuval Levi Screenplay_ Henrika Kull Camera_ Meidan Arama Producer_ Sophie Ahrens, Fabian Altenried, Kristof Gerega Rights_ Schuldenberg Films

An Israeli man and a German woman by the pool. A light-handed, erotically sizzling vignette, taking place under the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Somewhere in the mountains between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Anne and Nuri know each other only a little. Nevertheless, they have come here from Berlin to spend some time together at his parents’ house. She wants to write a screenplay, he wants to make progress on his master’s thesis. But instead they splash around in the pool, relax and chat – about Germany, Israel, their ex-partners. Every now and then, a rocket appears on the horizon and is intercepted by the Iron Dome. Very gradually, Anne and Nuri edge closer to one another, exposing themselves while at the same time maintaining a protective shield. Sensitively and sensually staged, the erotic game of attraction and distance is allowed to run its course. - ›Salty Water‹ deals with being genuinely open towards others. It’s a vignette as if taken from life and, for all its lightness, it achieves great profundity.


Director Henrika Kull was born in 1984. ›Jibril‹, her graduation film at University of Babelsberg, premiered at the Berlinale in 2018 and won several awards. Her second feature ›Bliss‹ was invited to over a hundred festivals worldwide. In 2022, she received the Young Cinema Award from the DEFA Foundation.



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