Cast & Crew
Edwin Graf, his wife Kathrin and their daughter Lisa lead a middle-class life in a middle-class town where they have started building a new home. Unfortunately, due to reorganization at his company, Erwin finds himself downsized and out of a job after 17 years. In order not to upset his wife, he keeps his joblessness secret, pretending to go off to work each morning. In the beginning, Erwin is confident that he'll land a new job. But as time goes by, he realizes that a man at his age is not as desired as he might have thought in the current economic situation. Slowly Kathrin and Lisa begin to notice changes in him and tension builds within the family unit until Lisa finds out that her father has been unemployed for weeks.
Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 17-25, 2004.
dialogue German, subtitled English