Trailers/Videos

Brief synopsis

Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly, this plant makes its owner happy. Against company policy, Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe. They christen it ‘Little Joe’ but as it grows, so too does Alice’s suspicion that her new creations may not be as harmless as their nickname suggests.
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Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Emily BeechamAlice [L]
Ben WhishawChris [L]
Kerry FoxBella [L]
Kit ConnorJoe [L]
David WilmotKarl [SR]
Phénix BrossardRic [SR]
Sebastian HülkIvan [SR]
Lindsay DuncanPsychotherapist [SR]
Jason CloudStudent [SR]
Marie NoelColleague #3 [SR]
Margarete VoggenederWissenschaftlerin [BP]
Ilka WillnerLehrerin

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantAndrea Göpfert
1st ADFlorian Engelhardt
2nd AD KeyMartin Joss
3rd AD FloorHeidi Gower
AD PALisa Buchsteiner
AD PARaoul BruckKey-PA Austria
Director of photographyMartin Gschlacht
1st assistant cameraNino Volpe
Still photographerPetro DomeniggVienna shooting
Casting directorJessie Frost
Casting directorJina Jay
Costume designerTanja Hausner
Assistant costume designerAnna Zeitlhuber
Key costumerKatharina Forcher
DirectorJessica Hausner
Script supervisorAntje SwitalskiBerlin DT37
EditorKarina Ressler
Lighting technician / electricianVladimir Bilic
Lighting assistantFlorian ErbenVertretung 1DT
Makeup artist / hair stylistKerstin Gaecklein
Makeup artist / hair stylistHeiko Schmidt
Additional make up artistMarie-Eglantine Romm1 DT
ProducerMartin Gschlacht
ProducerJessica Hausner
ProducerBruno Wagner
Co-producerBertrand FaivreLittle Jo Productions
Co-producerPhilippe BoberEssential Filmproduktion
Co-producerGerardine O'Flynn
Executive producerVincent Gadelle
Executive producerRose Garnett
Executive producerMarina Perales Marhuenda
Executive producerMary Burke
Production designerKatharina Wöppermann
Assistant production designerChristine DoschAustria
Art directorConrad Moritz ReinhardtAustria
Prop masterTom Kratz
Standby propsAnna-Maria Thönelt
Set builderHarald Lechner
Unit production managerBruno Wagner
Set runnerEleonora EsauBerlin shooting
ScreenwriterGéraldine Bajard
ScreenwriterJessica Hausner
Production sound mixerMalcolm Cromie
Boom operatorHans Jörg BrammNachdreh Berlin
Sound re-recording mixerTobias Fleig
Adr mixerJohannes Kunz
Sound designerErik Mischijew
Sound designerMatz Müller
Foley editorGregor Arnold
Adr recordistBenjamin SimonGerman version

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
BAC Films [fr]France (theatrical)
Coproduction Office [de/fr]International Sales
Filmladen Filmverleih GmbH [at]Austria (theatrical)
X Verleih AGGermany (theatrical)

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Animals for FilmFilmtiertraining Eve SchwenderDog Bello
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHextras payroll service
Production ServicesCinecat Filmcateringretakes Berlin
PropsHerz Medicalgroupmedical supplies

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Emily Beecham2019Festival de Cannes [fr]Best performance by an actressWinner
Martin Gschlacht2020Österreichischer Filmpreis [at]Beste KameraNominated
Katharina Wöppermann2020Österreichischer Filmpreis [at]Bestes SzenenbildWinner
Jessica Hausner2020Österreichischer Filmpreis [at]Bester SpielfilmNominated
Jessica Hausner2020Österreichischer Filmpreis [at]Beste RegieNominated
Jessica Hausner2020Österreichischer Filmpreis [at]Bestes DrehbuchNominated
Karina Ressler2020Österreichischer Filmpreis [at]Bester SchnittWinner
Tanja Hausner2020Österreichischer Filmpreis [at]Bestes KostümbildNominated
Heiko Schmidt2020Österreichischer Filmpreis [at]Beste MaskeWinner
Géraldine Bajard2020Österreichischer Filmpreis [at]Bestes DrehbuchNominated

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2020NetherlandsRotterdam International Film FestivalDeep Focus: Signatures
2020AustriaDiagonale’20 – Die Unvollendete
2019South KoreaBusan International Film FestivalSektion: World Cinema
2019FranceFestival de CannesSélection officielle - Compétition

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 09/01/2020
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 13/11/2019
Theatre releaseAustriaFriday, 01/11/2019
PremiereFriday, 17/05/2019Festival de Cannes [fr]