With a promising law enforcement career and a child on the way, Marc s (Max Reimelt, Before The Fall) life is going according to plan until he meets the free spirited Kay (Hanno Koffler, Summer Storm). They start jogging together, bringing a breath of fresh air into Marc s life and, for the first time, he develops feelings for a man. Torn between the life he knows so well and the exhilaration of this new adventure, Marc s finds himself in a state of free fall, unable to make anyone happy anymore least of all himself. FREE FALL is part of a new wave of powerful German cinema. Stephan Lacant s first feature film tells the dramatic tale of a man who finds himself outside the clear-cut boundaries of his world. Exceptional performances from Hanno Koffler (A HERO S WELCOME), Max Riemelt (BEFORE THE FALL, THE WAVE, IN THE FACE OF CRIME) and Katharina Schüttler (SOPHIIIIE!) provide a moving portrayal of what happens when life plans crumble and there is no way left to fulfil the needs of the people you love.
Germany s Answer to BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN --Free Fall
Of the several fraught love stories in this year s NewFest, Stephen Lacant s 'Free Fall' is one of the strongest... 'Free Fall' is an upsetting and believable study of the disruptive power of unleashed desire. --New York Times