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The Days Between

THE DAYS BETWEEN (In den Tag hinein) Maria Speth, D 2001, 79 min

The feature debut of Maria Speth (MADONNEN)

The Days Between in which twenty-two-year-old Lynn drifts among the various worlds she's caught up in. Life at home with her brother, his wife and their two kids allows her to enjoy a family environment without being too involved. Lynn lives spontaneously, waiting for what the days bring. While her day job in a cafeteria leaves her drowsy, earning money as a dancer in a trendy night club allows her to release her explosive energy. Lynn is impulsive and irrational; she sometimes sulks like a child. Without precise goals, Lynn has more and more difficulty relating to her disciplined boyfriend David, a professional swimmer who sees her only according to his strenuous practice schedule. Lynn's love life takes a turn when she meets Japanese student Koji. He shares her sense of freedom and sensuality, but not her language. Although Koji can barely speak German, Lynn feels comfortable communicating with him - at the same time she doesn't want 

Director's comment

At the beginning there was a love. A young woman who doesn't fulfill expectations, who doesn't know how one lives, works, loves... What happens, when two people meet? They don't speak the same language, are not of the same origin. What is it that attracts people? And rejection? Bringing them together? What occurs in everyday, unspectacular situations: are they worth being filmed? How much necessity is there in a life, in a love, or does much happen by chance? August 2001: exactly one year ago I shot my first long feature film. By the end no answers, but maybe new questions.

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