... tells the story of a »modern family« living in the big city.

  • 2013

Christine and Konrad live as a “modern family”: he stays at home, looks after the kids and does the housework, while she earns the money as a soon-to-be senior physician. When Konrad receives an attractive offer as a theatre director, he senses a second chance. But then the running of the family faces several challenges: the Argentinian au pair turns out to have been a really bad choice, sulky 10-year-old daughter Käthe is becoming a pro at talking back, and 5-year-old Emma waits longingly for a replacement for her dead hamster, Specky. The change from full-time dad to theatre director is harder than Konrad had imagined, and Christine reaches the end of her tether trying to balance her duties in the operating room with cooking meals for the children. Only when Konrad does a runner on the spur of the moment does it become clear that something fundamental must change…


Christiane Paul
Charly Hübner
Paraschiva Dragus
Emilia Pieske
Clara Lago


Jane Ainscough & Robert Thalheim


Robert Thalheim

Director of Photography

Henner Besuch

Executive Production

Kundschafter Filmproduktion


Cine plus Filmproduktion, SWR, ARTE

In Cooperation with

23/5 Filmproduktion


DCM Film Distribution

Supported by

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung), BKM, FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, DFFF (Deutscher Filmförderfonds)