Late summer in Berlin. The city is pulsating and friends Fabian, Bene, and Richard are wandering aimlessly through the big urban jungle. Against Fabian's quiet protest, the friends ridicule outsider Jakob. The aggression escalates when one night the boys make their way into Jakob's room and bully Borschwitz lights Jakob's mother's car on fire. Fabian can no longer repress his attachment to Jakob and confronts his friends - perhaps too late.
'Here and Now' tenderly unveils self made adversities in everyday life of three friends. Artist Jo is suffering from a mental block and her canvas is still blank. Her therapist asks her to do nothing to conquer the block. But how on earth can you do nothing? Restaurateur Luke longs to do nothing as he is terrorized by his thoughts. He takes a time-out to flee the pending madness. But who is actually thinking in his head? Nothing left but fear in musician Gibsi's head as the date of her gig approaches. She'd love to escape her destiny - but if not now, when? A Dramedy set in Switzerland and vividly portrayed by a non professional gay and lesbian cast.
Dawid, Vanessa and Ludwig are the finalists at a pitch-competition for a movie about the German Rap phenomenon CRO. As the three youngsters work out their extraordinary film ideas, they must fight through unexpected personal challenges.
A singer and a mysterious foreigner plan an abduction.
The deep friendship between young theater actresses Maria and her Jewish friend Lea gradually starts to break as Marias husband Hans goes from being a young adventurer to a high ranking SS officer. But on that day of the Jewish deportations in Munich, Maria comes to a momentous decision which proves what friendship really means to her. She takes on Leas child Charlotte to save her from being deported to the concentration camp, thereby risking her own life and ultimately loosing Hans. Marias story shows that in the end friendship can triumph over terror and death. The film is inspired by the childhood of Charlotte Knobloch, Vice President of the World Jewish Congress and supports our project.
Stand-up Comedy mit Monika Gruber