A small holiday house by the baltic sea. The days are hot and it hasn’t rained in weeks. Four young people come together, friends old and new. As the parched forests around them begin to ignite, so do their emotions. Happiness, lust and love; but also jealousies, resentments and tensions. Meanwhile the forests burn. And before long, the flames are there.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Christian Petzold

Written by: Christian Petzold

Main Producer: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber, Anton Kaiser

Cinematography: Hans Fromm

Editing: Bettina Böhler

Production Design: K.D. Gruber

Costume Design: Katharina Ost

Make-Up & Hair: Hannah Fischleder

Sound: Andreas Mücke-Niesytka, Dominik Schleier, Marek Forreiter, Bettina Böhler, Lars Ginzel & Adrian Baumeister

Visual Effects: Jean-Michel Boublil

Casting: Simone Bär

Cast: Thomas Schubert (Leon), Paula Beer (Nadja)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actor 2023
  • Feature Film Selection 2023