Lenz

Drama
Independent
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German (Switzerland)
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An unconventional portrait of a man whose life motto reminds us of the poets of romanticism: The genius writes its own rules. The filmmaker Lenz leaves his hometown Berlin to explore the background of Georg Büchner's fragment "Lenz" in the Vosges mountains. But soon he exchanges the Alsatian landscape for higher altitudes and more emotional terrain: driven by the desire to see his son Noah, he sets off for the winter sports resort of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. There, with Noah's help, he arranges a meeting with his ex-wife Natalie, whom he still loves. A small idyll blossoms in the regained closeness to his son and in the newly kindled love for Natalie. But the illusion of a happy family life is only short-lived.