• The Giraffe (Working title)
All titles (3)
Feature Film | 2018-2019 | Drama | Denmark, Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting08/08/2018
End of shooting25/09/2018
LocationsDänemark, Berlin

Project data

Film financing
Length of movie87 Min.
Aspect ratioWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)


Brief synopsis

A tunnel will be built to connect Denmark and Germany, the present sets in motion towards the future, change hangs in the air. Dara, an ethnologist, arrives to document the houses tagged for demolition. The young Pole, Lucek, and his colleagues prepare the future construction site. Käthe works on the ferry, steadily moving people, their stories, and goods to and fro. Birte and Leif leave their house that has been passed down for generations. Agnes' life resounds in her diaries, collectibles and the walls of her home, which will soon be demolished. A Danish summer: long days turn into blue nights. People meet and part ways again.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Lisa Loven KongsliDara [L]
Jakub GierszałLucek [L]
Maren EggertKäthe [SR]
Jules EltingClaudia [SR]
Gina HenkelSchauspielerin [BP]


Production accountantAndrea Göpfert
Post production coordinatorTolke Palm
Post production assistantCora Frischling
Director of photographyJenny Lou Ziegel
1st assistant cameraFaraz Fesharaki
2nd assistant cameraChristian Öhl+Data Wrangler
Casting directorUlrike Müller
Costume designerSophie Reble
DirectorAnna Sofie Hartmann
1st AD (local system)Borbála Nagy
EditorSofie Steenberger
GafferOliver Geissler
Best boyJannis Tiedemann
ProducerJanine Jackowski
ProducerJonas Dornbach
ProducerMaren Ade
Co-producerJacob Jarek
Co-producerCaroline Schlüter Bingestam
Co-producerDitte Milsted
Production designerKarin Betzler
Standby propsMandy Peterat
Standby propsMoritz Lenz
Line producerBen von Dobeneck
Assistant to line producerJanina Schafft
Production managerDaria Wichmann
Assistant production managerCora Frischling
Unit managerBalthasar Busmann
Set manager/ floor managerMoritz Großerhode
ScreenwriterAnna Sofie Hartmann
Production sound mixerOliver Göbel
Boom operatorWolfgang Kick
Sound designerSune Kaarsberg

Production companies

Komplizen Film GmbH [de]
Profile Pictures [dk]

Distributing companies

Grandfilm GmbHRental Germany


DepartmentCompanyComment costume servicesKB: Sophie Reble
CostumesCOMME des COSTUMESKB: Sophie Reble
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH KostümausstattungKB: Sophie Reble
CostumesWas ihr wolltKB: Sophie Reble
Image (VFX)LugundtrugVisual Effects


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Anna Sofie Hartmann2019Viennale [at]FIPRESCI-PreisWinner
Anna Sofie Hartmann2020Achtung Berlin [de]Bester SpielfilmWinner
Anna Sofie Hartmann2021Preis der Deutschen Filmkritik 2020 [de]Best fiction filmWinner
Anna Sofie Hartmann2021Preis der Deutschen Filmkritik 2020 [de]Best ScreenplayNominated
Lisa Loven Kongsli2021Preis der Deutschen Filmkritik 2020 [de]Best ActressNominated


2020GermanyFilmfestival Max Ophüls PreisReihe: MOP-Watchlist
2019SpainSan Sebastian Film Festival (Zinemaldia)Zabaltegi Tabakalera
2019GermanyFilmfest Hamburg
2019SwitzerlandLocarno Festival
2019GermanyBraunschweig International Film Festival


Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 06/08/2020
PremiereSaturday, 10/08/2019Locarno Film Festival