When in the middle of a joint sailing holiday impulsive Pietschi suddenly leaves and vanishes on his brother Gregor, a young and busy doctor, Gregor doesn’t worry too much about it. But after Pietschi does not show up for days, Gregors starts to inquire into their family, Pietischis friends – and in his apartment. But during his obsessive search for a motive for Pietschis escape or suicide, Gregor grows more and more unsecure of who his brother was – and who he himself wants to be. When at last he even falls for Pietschis former lover Jule his life collapses completely. The directing debut of Maximilian Leo, who until now was mostly known as a producer, is an intense inner drama that shines through sparse dialogue, an inescapable atmosphere and a master class from its star Sebastian Zimmler. With subtle music and a psychedelic color scheme this smart, bitter tour de force turns into a trip to the heart of darkness that just won’t fade from memory.
My Brother’s Keeper
In cooperation with augenschein Filmproduktion, the WDR – Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln and the Film- and Mediafoundation NRW
Media Luna new films
Aachener Strasse 24
Neusser Str. 5 - 7
Selected filmography Maximilian Leo
DRESDENPRAG (SHORT, 2010), WINDSCHIEF (SHORT, 2009)