A couple facing fertility issues finds their marriage tested on a vacation to a Sardinian resort - and the family next door only adds to the tension.


Ulrike Kofler


Sandra Bohle (screenplay), Ulrike Kofler (screenplay) | 2 more credits »





Complete credited cast:
Lavinia Wilson ... Alice
Elyas M'Barek ... Niklas
Anna Unterberger ... Christl
Lukas Spisser Lukas Spisser ... Romed
Iva Höpperger Iva Höpperger ... Denise
Fedor Teyml Fedor Teyml ... David
Marta Manduca Marta Manduca ... Sabrina
Maria Hofstätter ... Gynecologist
Tina Haller Tina Haller ... Receptionist
Klaus Huhle Klaus Huhle ... Camper


Alice and Niklas are happy, they lack nothing - but a child. After several failed invitros, they go on a holiday to Sardinia to leave their wish for a child behind. Right there, however, everything they tried to repress resurfaces. A cheerful Tyrolean family moves directly into the neighboring house and seems to have everything that Alice and Niklas lack in life. An unforeseen incident changes their view on life, in which the most natural thing in the world does not avail.

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Not another Holiday movie
13 November 2020 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

No just because Elyas M'Barek is in this, it does not mean it is a comedy. Or a movie that can be compared to fast food. He tries his acting chops in a drama and does a decent job with it. Not just him though, all the actors involved. Now this may not be your cup of tea (fair enough), but try not to just judge it from what you expected this to be (your vacations video apparently as another reviewer had in mind), but for what it is actually trying to convey.

This is a drama and a heavy one. Slow burn and all that included. The movie is very well made, which does not mean you will have to like it. Our tastes differ, so I totally get that. But the quality of what the movie is actually about (human crisis, look into what drives the characters, but also many subtle hints at flaws within them), is shown on the screen. Sex and nudity in general is not something Germans or the rating board seem to have an issue with, so check your rating board and decide if what this portrays (and not to entice or excite but show depths of the characters and their struggle) offends you

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11 November 2020 (USA) See more »

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