Simplify your Soul, featurefilm 96 Minutes, by Marcus Boestfleisch
Cast: Urs Althaus, Philippe Reinhardt, Florine Deplazes, ao.
A city, a man, a woman. This time it’s glittering Zurich. The protagonists: Karl and Lisa. They fall in love. The usual. But Karl is a so-called ‘loser’. Does drugs, borrows money and is in debt everywhere. Responsibility is alien to him. He lives day to day, detests relationships and he’s heading straight for the abyss. Finally, when he loses Lisa, too, he has a major breakdown and finally begins to fight for both her and himself. Lisa is disappointed by Karl’s way of life, even though she isn’t a shining example of responsibility herself. Both are running from reality. And what was that about ‘devotion’, ‘freedom’ and ‘trust’? This is a film about love. Not the conquering-all kind but real love. With all its weaknesses, its volatility, and its egoism.
Producer: Markus Boestfleisch and Uliana, Frank Kuenster
Co-Producer: Christopher Cornelsen (and many others)