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Fado

 

Young doctor Fabian travels to Lisbon to win back his ex-girlfriend Doro. While the two of them are gradually getting closer again they are being haunted by their fears. Fabian’s jealousy once again puts their relationship to the test...

 

When young doctor FABIAN (33) sees an uncanny resemblance in the face of a dying patient, he decides to leave Berlin and travel to Lisbon, where his ex-girlfriend DORO (31) works as an architect. Doro is surprised by his sudden appearance and struggles with her feelings. The two of them had a very intimate, but also painful relationship together.

Fabian fights for Doro. He wants to show her that he has learned from his mistakes and is serious about getting her back. He finds an apartment in Lisbon, starts taking Portuguese lessons, and even quits his job in Berlin so he can start a new life with her. Fabian seems to enjoy life more than ever and, unlike in the past, is able to keep his jealousy under control. Doro falls in love with Fabian all over again.

However, after their first night back together, Fabian’s fears and anxieties come back to haunt him. Fabian feels threatened by Doro’s close friendship with her charismatic colleague, FRANCISCO (36). Fabian tries to suppress his ever-growing jealousy, but he fails to hide it from Doro and eventually returns to his old ways. In fear of being hurt by Fabian again, she gradually drifts away from him.

During a trip to the Atlantic coast the tension between Doro and Fabian escalates, and the couple is driven apart. When Fabian finally realizes that he must let go of Doro to conquer his fears, he makes a discovery that launches him into a full-blown nightmare.

 

 

CREDITS

 

Director JONAS ROTHLAENDER

Screenplay JONAS ROTHLAENDER, SEBASTIAN BLEYL

DoP ALEXANDER HASSKERL

Production STICK UP FILMPRODUKTION, ATARA FILM, DFFB, PRIMEIRA IDADE

Cast GOLO EULER, LUISE HEYER, ALBANO JERÓNIMO, PIRJO LONKA, ISABEL ABREU, DUARTE GRILO, SUZANA BORGES, RUI MORRISSON

Distribution MISSING FILMS

 

 

101 min | fiction | DE, PT 2016

FESTIVALS

 

37. Max-Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2016 | Winner: Best Director

45. International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016

12. Achtung Berlin New Berlin Film Award 2016 | Winner: Best Director | Winner: ExBerliner Film Award

Sehsüchte - 45. International Student Film Festival 2016 | Winner: Best Feature Film

OFF Camera - International Festival of Independent Cinema 2016, Poland

25. Filmkunstfest Schwerin 2016

International Film Festival Jeonju 2016, South Korea

TIFF.15 – Transilvania International Film Festival Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2016

12. Festival des deutschen Films, Ludwigshafen 2016

27. Espoo Cinè International Film Festival, Finland 2016

FIRST STEPS Award 2016 | Winner: NO FEAR Award

52. Chicago International Film Festival | Winner: Silver Hugo for Best Director

CPH PIX Feature Film Festival, Denmark 2016

47. International Film Festival of India, Goa 2016

German Film Critics' Award 2016 | Nomination: Best Feature Film, Best Debut Film, Best Actress

German Film Critics' Award 2016 | Winner: Best Debut Film