In a repressive three class-society, Paula, a simple Supporting Character, is about to face the most important test of her life: she has to prove she deserves to be a Lead. She is at the top of her class at the Main Character School – but so far has failed in generating great emotional music. In search of a solution, she finds herself in the abyss of the cinematic world, on the fringes of the storyline and lost amongst the Outtakes.

Around the World in 14 Films 2022


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: The Ordinaries
Director: Sophie Linnenbaum
Screenplay: Sophie Linnenbaum, Michael Fetter Nathansky
Country: Germany 2022
Production: Bandenfilm (Laura Klippel, Britta Strampe), ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel, Filmuniversität Babelsberg
Cast: Fine Sendel, Jule Böwe, Henning Peker, Sira Faal, Noah Tinwa, Denise M’Baye, Pasquale Aleardi
Length: 120 min.
Language: German OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: Not Sold & Port au Prince
Festivals: Munich, Karlovy Vary, Filmkunstfest MV, Oldenburg, Leipzig, Zurich, Cologne etc.
Awards: Munich New German Cinema Award and Best Director, New Faces Award Film, First Steps Award