Happy mother, successful in her profession, passionate rower she is, says Julia (Judith Hofmann), when she imagines Elias (Michel Voïta). But that's no longer true. Her husband Robert (Beat Marti) has just lost his job with an international financial group. As a team leader at the social welfare office in Biel, Julia has to look after more and more outsourced employees, her mother (Sibylle Brunner) enters the final phase of her life and

her two children no longer feel a trace.

When Elias fishes Julia out of the water, she just capsized while rowing. The likeable man seems to live in the harbour on his boat and to be satisfied. Julia is fascinated. More and more often she seeks his nearness. But Elias has a secret. Julia is dying to find out his story.

Basic Information

TV-Movie / Switzerland / 91 min / 2013


Producer               Simon Hesse
Writer Jan Poldervaart
Director                Barbara Kulcsar
DOP                    Tobias Dengler
Production Design Susanne Jauch
Costumes Regula Marthaler
Make-Up Adrienne Chauliac
Music                    Michael Sauter
Sound Recordist Jan Illing
Editor                    Gion-Reto Killias

main CAST

Julia Judith Hofmann
Sylvie Isabelle Menke
Alain Matthias Fankhauser
Léon Kenneth Häcki
Nora Nuria Imholz
Betschart Stefano Wenk
Ayan Hibo Hassan
Frau Abdulahi Fartun Hassan

production information

A HesseGreutert Film production

In co-production with:

Schweizer Radio & Fernsehen SRF

Supported by:

Teleproduktions-Fonds / Zürcher Filmstiftung
Focal / Ernst Göhner Stiftung


Nominated for Fernsehpreis Baden-Baden 2013