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Nina and Ben have been together for many years. They have a three-year-old daughter. Their first vacation without their child leads them to the south: to Formentera, an island in the Mediterranean. Caressed by the sun and the warm winds they enjoy their freedom from the necessities of everyday life. Finally they have some time on their own. But during a wild beach party the paradise turns into hell: Ben is flirting with the young and beautiful Mara and at the end of the night Mara und Nina dive into the dark sea. Nina is drifted away and only just manages to get back on land on a different island. Mara, however, has gone missing... Nina and Ben are caught in a deep crisis, questioning everything they once believed in. The sunny island turns into a darkroom, rendering visible what has been concealed: doubts concerning the plans they had for their lives and a quiet grief over a reality that may only be accepted.

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Direction: Ann-Kristin Reyels

Script: Antonia Rothe, Katrin Milhan, Ann-Kristin Reyels

Cast: Sabine Timoteo, Thure Lindhardt, Ilse Ritter, Tatja Seibt, Christian Br├╝ckner, Geoffrey Layton, Vicky Krieps, Frank Bruneau

Original Title: Formentera

Original Language: German

Film Production Country: Germany

 

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