Lena (17) meets 19-year-old Farid, a young Muslim. She has a clear-cut attitude towards his culture and religion: utter rejection. Despite their differences - or perhaps because of them - they fall in love. When Lena unexpectedly gets pregnant the two of them must make a pledge to each other and their child. Hannah, Lena's mother, sees red, realizing this means her daughter will be expected to marry a Muslim man - unfathomable both to her and to Farid's family. A couple destined to be together stuck between worlds, traditions, religion, contradictions and prejudices.
CAST & CREW
Daniel Reich, Karsten Dahlem
Stephan Lacant, Karsten Dahlem
Director of Photography
Duerbeck & Dohmen
Elisa Schlott, Hassan Akkouch, Heike Makatsch
Stephan Lacant studied theatre, film and television in Bochum and Cologne before completing his studies in the United States and graduated from the Stella Adler Acting Studio and at the Film Academy during his several years in New York. In 1996, he wrote and filmed his first screenplay for the short film Little India. In the following years, his work as a writer and director resulted in several short and documentary films, which were shown at various international festivals. In 2013, he celebrated his long film debut with Free Fall. He currently lives and works as a screenwriter and director in Berlin.
Little India (1996, short), Max Goodman’s Last Film (2001, short), My Secret (2004), Comeback (2005, doc.), Fireflies (2006), Aquanauten (2007, short), Free Fall (2013), Strange Daughter (2017).