8th German Film Week: Next Door

Film Program

8th German Film Week: Next Door

Daniel Brühl
Organized by the Goethe Institut and Metropolis Art Cinema

Tuesday 20 September, 20:00 to 22:00

In German with English subtitles
Free admission, mandatory booking here

Next Door
Directed by Daniel Brühl, 2021
92’, Germany

Cast: Daniel Brühl, Peter Kurth, Rike Eckermann, Aenne Schwarz
Screenplay: Daniel Kehlmann 
Director of Photography: Jens Harant 
Editing: Marty Schenk 
Music: Moritz Friedrich, Jakob Grunert

Berlin, the Prenzlauer Berg district. When this summer day is over, nothing will ever be the same again. The protagonist of this tragicomic scenario is as unsuspecting as he is accustomed to success. His loft apartment is stylish and so is his wife, and the nanny has the children under control. Everything is tip-top, bilingual and ready for him to jet off to an audition where a role in a superhero film awaits the celebrated German-Spanish actor. Popping into the bar on the corner, he finds Bruno sitting there. As transpires by the minute, Bruno has been waiting for this moment for a long time. And so this eternally overlooked man – one of the reunification’s losers and a victim of the gentrification of what was once East Berlin – takes his revenge. With Daniel as his target...