LOVEMOBIL

a film by Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss

LOVEMOBIL

Germany | 2019 | 103:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
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.
Festivals/Awards
2019 awards a.o.
Winner Cinematic Vision Award CIFF
Best Film of the International Competition KINENOVA FF
PEACE FILM AWARD - IFF Osnabrück
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

2020
LOLA@Berlinale — shortlisted for DEUTSCHER FILMPREIS [German FilmAward]
26 Slamdance Film Festival
CPH:DOX
Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis — German Documentary Award
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
Directors 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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