a film by Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss


Germany | 2019 | 103:00 min

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Documentary Hybrid
When night falls in rural Germany, old VW-caravans decorated with flashy lights line the country roads which lead through potato fields and dark forests. Inside theses buses prostitutes from Eastern Europe and Africa await their clients who are passing by. The film portraits these women who came from far away in search for money and a better life. Until one day, in the ghostly atmosphere, a murder on one of the prostitutes happens and shakes up the whole scenery causing everybody to take action. A film about a microcosm that describes a society at the hardest end of a globalized capitalism.
2019 awards a.o.
Winner Cinematic Vision Award CIFF
Best Film of the International Competition KINENOVA FF
Best International Documentary - Doc Los Angeles

2019 festivals a.o.
DOK.fest Munich world premiere
Semaine de la Critique Locarno FF
Dokfest Kassel
FF Bremen

LOLA@Berlinale — shortlisted for DEUTSCHER FILMPREIS [German FilmAward]
26 Slamdance Film Festival
Golden Lynx for Best Documentary Feature — FEST - Festival for New Directors, Portugal
Special Jury Prize — Bushwick IFF NYC
Best Feature Documentary — Indie Street Days, Jew Jersey

March 24, Producer and Director gives back the
Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis — German Documentary Award 2020

Cast and Crew
  • Director Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss
  • Producer Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss
  • Director of Photography Christoph Rohrscheidt
  • Editor Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss, Sven Kulik
  • Sound Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss, Henrik Cordes
  • Compositing Torben Seemann (Chaussee Soundvision)
  • Makeup Dascha Dauenhauer
Director's Statement
The impulse for the film was a night-drive to my hometown after spending years abroad. Passing the caravans, they jumped at me as a grotesque picture of a microcosmos at the edge of society. So I decided to make a film about it, giving these women a voice. Throughout the course of three years, we tried to capture in atmospheric images and scenes what lies hidden in the dark abyss of these roads, aiming to convey the feeling what its like to live/work/dream/getting abused in this loneliness, depicted from the angle of our brave and captivating protagonists.
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